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Image : New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

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illustration of mooring

The Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) automatically collects a sample of water and then rapidly tests it for DNA and toxins that are indicative of targeted species and substances they may produce. For an animation of this process, see http://www.mbari.org/esp/

(Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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