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Robots find rare whales in weather humans can’t

January 19, 2013 • Business


In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution chief scientist Mark Baumgartner, aboard a ship in the Gulft of Maine, secures an underwater robot, or glider, used to collect acoustic data to help scientists locate endangered whales in the north Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Nadine Lysiak)

BOSTON (AP) — The Outer Fall area in the central Gulf of Maine is believed to be a mating ground for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, but it’s not always hospitable to humans. On a recent trip, endless, steep swells jostled the research boat Endeavor, while gusts transformed the steady sleet Login to read more

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