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NOAA’s new “Seahorse” instrument studies sea scallops
August 29th, 2012 by Susan Smith
NOAA researchers have a new instrument unofficially named “Seahorse” that is used on the ocean floor to study sea scallops. Named Seahorse because it is spiny and curved, the instrument is a sophisticated, up-to-date version of a survey system developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and used on sea scallop resource surveys conducted by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).
Researchers have identified large numbers of sea scallops in Delaware Bay with this instrument. The sea scallop survey has used both a dredge and the Seahorse’s multisensory, integrated, benthic ecosystem sampling capability concurrently this year for the first time.
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