REMUS and the Coral Reefs
WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers joined forces in May to
study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral
reefs in Belize. Collaboration for the pilot project included the use of an autonomous
underwater vehicle (AUV) named REMUS, developed at WHOI, to take images
and collect environmental data on the reefs.
Similar population studies have been done near Papua New Guinea, and
scientists would like to expand their efforts using the latest
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from Oceanus magazine