Live From the Tropics, It's an Ocean Network : Image

Ocean observatory off Panama

The Panama Liquid Jungle Lab (LJL)Underwater Tropical Observatory (PLUTO) is located on the seafloor 60 feet (18 meters) deep off Pacora Island in Panama (red dot). An electro-optical cable (black line)?0.68-inches thick and 0.8 miles (1.3 kilomers) long?links the observatory to LJL (green dot), where data from under the sea is relayed via the Internet. (Courtesy of Scott Gallager, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)