Cable For First Deep-Sea Observatory On Monterey Bay Seafloor Installed

Posted: Apr 9 2007, 1:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:26am CDT, in News | Technology News


Cable for first Deep-Sea Observatory on Monterey Bay Seafloor Installed
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Oceanographers have completed an important step in constructing the first deep-sea observatory off the continental United States.

Workers in the multi-institution effort laid 32 miles (52 kilometers) of cable along the Monterey Bay sea floor that will provide electrical power to scientific instruments, video cameras, and robots 3,000 feet (900 meters) below the ocean surface. The Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) observatory, due to be completed later this year, will provide ocean scientists with 24-hour-a-day access to instruments and experiments in the deep sea. The project is managed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
More details in this press-release release on Eureka Alert.

I wonder if they will allow Deep-Sea tourists tours down to MARS. Monterey already got an amazing aquarium. If you have not been there yet, it is well worth visiting.

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