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Researchers Recover Recorder From Antarctic Waters Containing Critical Baseline on Acidification

Posted Oct 18 2012 3:00pm

An image of the SeaFet ocean pH sensor in water.

A research team supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has retrieved data from a sensor in Antarctic waters that will provide critical baseline data on the changes in chemistry or acidification in those remote seas.

The all-female team--led by Gretchen Hofmann, a professor of ecology, evolution and marine biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)--retrieved the sensor intact earlier this month after the harsh polar winter near McMurdo Station, NSF's ...

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