FEATURE | Saildrones voyage into remote waters

In March 2009, engineer Richard Jenkins broke the world land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle by sailing a bright green sailboat on wheels across a dried lakebed in Nevada at 110 knots. Now, after many engineering developments and an orange paint job, Jenkins’ design autonomously sails the sea gathering ecologic, oceanic, and atmospheric data in the employ of the US Government department the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Sugar kelp on menu for researchers

Researchers at the Northeast Fisheries Science Centre’s (NEFSC) Milford Laboratory in Connecticut are investigating using sugar kelp to improve commercial shellfish aquaculture operations.

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