Marine Robots To Search For Red Tide

US - Marine scientists have a new team of robots that will aid in the quest to find out how red tide forms. </b> <br><br> Mote Marine scientist Gary Kirkpatrick explained the ultimate goal is to find red tide early enough that it is still combatable. <br><br> &quot;If we can find it in the early stages and it&#39;s small enough, some treatments can be possible,&quot; said Kirkpatrick. <br><br> Currently, scientists do surveys once a month but rely on luck which gives them less of a chance of finding red tide. <br><br> This summer, the robots will be released 20 miles out into the gulf where they will travel 50 miles back and forth between the Sarasota and Sanibel areas. <br><br> &quot;They go along doing this sawtooth pattern through the water, bring in samples, and analyze for the red tide organism,&quot; said Kirkpatrick <br><br> <i>Source: NBC2</i>

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