The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry
Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions
Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
Sea squirts are tunicates, a type of sea life with a firm, rubbery outer covering called a "tunic," from which the name derives. As each organism feeds on algae and bacteria, they suck water in through one pipe and push it out a second. These bursts of water gave it the name "sea squirt." (Illustration by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)