In a pioneering study of marine life off Plymouth in the U.K., three robot craft are gathering water temperature, salinity, fish movement and other data, according to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek.
The goal of the project is to learn how sole, brill, rays and plaice use the marine protected areas off Plymouth in an effort to improve fish stock conservation. The three robots are: AutoNaut, C-Enduro, and SV3 Waveglider. The robot project is led by the Marine Biological Association, working together with the National Oceanography Centre.
Top image: One of the three marine robots, the C-Enduro, collects water quality data. (Credit: National Oceanography Centre)