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|Help track health, abundance of mid-Atlantic scallop fishery!|
|Explore the ocean, through online images, for scallops .|
Help track the health and abundance of the mid-Atlantic scallop fishery!
Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed a new robot-based approach to surveying marine life the ocean floor. They use Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which can navigate underwater without direct human control, to take photos of marine life in its natural habitat.
By becoming a SubseaObserver you'll play a roll in ocean conservation by helping organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) make better decisions about how to manage the scallop fishery now and for future generations.
As a SubseaObserver you can name your own virtual AUV and choose what part of the mid-Atlantic you'd like to explore.
SubseaObservers also includes information about scallop biology, how the fishery is managed, how AUVs work and where they're used.