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VIMS Team Glides Into Polar Research

January 19, 2011

researchers with the SG503 glider Researchers with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science have set two Antarctic firsts by successfully deploying an underwater glider at 77 degrees south and diving it beneath the Ross Ice Shelf. Full Story

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