< CPR detects the red-tide dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans in the Southern Ocean for the first time
21.02.2012 03:15 Age: 6 yrs
Category: ANFOG, BlueWater
By: Craig Macaulay

From Bass Strait to the Indian Ocean - tracking a current

Deep-diving ocean


Scientists have seen, for the first time,
a 200m tall, 40km wide disc formed
from water that originated in Bass Strait
and that remains undiluted as it
travels hundreds of kilometres. Credit: Louise Bell, CSIRO.

Deployed in 2010 and 2011, the gliders have also profiled a 200-metre tall wall of water at the core of long-lived ocean eddies formed from the East Australian Current.

The study, by University of Technology Sydney and CSIRO oceanographers, revealed the value of new sensors being deployed by Australia