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  • For the last 18 years, robotic mussels have been watching over our oceans

    ZME Science - 10/19/2016

    Every 10 or 15 minutes for the past 18 years, Professor Brian Helmuth of NU’s College of Science and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and a team of 48 researchers have been informed of the internal temperatures of mussel beds all over the world. All this data was pooled from the robomussels, artificial constructs which have the shape, size, and color of actual mussels but carry built-in sensors to track water and atmospheric temperature and solar radiation levels — both of which play a part in heating up the little critters.

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