Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor – San Juan Journal


More research will be done on the effects of trawling (a bit late to save places like Discovery Bay, which was trawled in the 70s). Also red sea urchins and sand lance, a food source for salmon and other larger fish.

Often called Earth’s final frontier, the darkest depths of the ocean contain mysterious creatures and otherworldly habitats researchers have only begun to discover thanks to evolving submarine technology. For the first time, one such submarine will be arriving in the San Juans…. The submarine arrived Sept. 8 at the labs and assisted with three local studies: one regarding red sea urchins, another focusing on the effects of trawling (a method of fishing and researching that scrapes the seafloor) and the third will take a look at sand lance. Heather Spaulding reports. (San Juan Journal)

Research submarine arrives at Friday Harbor

 

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