Aquatic Robotics

Robot sub finds Antarctic food stash

Posted 8 Mar 2002 at 21:36 UTC by simonthehappy Share This

A major food reserve hidden under Antarctic sea ice has been discovered by a robot submarine. The expedition in the Southern Ocean found that stocks of krill under the ice were five times more concentrated than those in open waters. The shrimp-like species is a key food for penguins, whales and fish. The importance of sea ice as a nursery for krill has long been suspected. However, these findings are the first large-scale measurements of the breeding ground's existence. Source

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

8 Apr 2014 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Apr 2014 steve (Master)
4 Apr 2014 mwaibel (Master)
28 Mar 2014 shimniok (Journeyer)
10 Mar 2014 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
2 Mar 2014 wedesoft (Master)
1 Dec 2013 AI4U (Observer)
13 Nov 2013 jlin (Master)
23 Jun 2013 Mubot (Master)
13 May 2013 JLaplace (Observer)
X
Share this page