PART VII: To the depths of the ocean

A compilation of a bright orange jellyfish, a pink octopus and a ship lowering a triangular-shaped yellow node to the water’s surface.

PART VII: To the depths of the ocean

Spying on sea life with an ocean floor network of sensors and cameras. University of Victoria.
April 24, 2017

This jellyfish and octopus are just two of the sea animals researchers can spy on with the help of Ocean Networks Canada, an initiative of the University of Victoria. The network operates the world’s first interactive portal into the ocean, broadcasting data and images in real-time that are used to analyze earthquakes, research fish populations and predict the movement of tsunamis. At right, a yellow node containing a power source and internet hub is loaded onto a ship in Victoria, B.C. The hub is part of a system of hundreds of kilometres of cable, attached to a raft of instruments and sensors laid along the ocean floor and connected to the internet.

Image: Ocean Networks Canada (all)

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