Oceanographic Tools

ABE: the Autonomous Benthic Explorer

ABE

I’d like you to meet ABE. ABE is a robot. You’’ll notice that its name is spelled with capital letters. The “E” stands for “Explorer.” The “B” stands for “Benthic,” which means the “bottom of the ocean”—that’s where ABE explores. The “A” is for “Autonomous,” which means “by itself” or “without any help.”

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