This is an example of NSF involvement in a cooperative research project
June 2, 2010
This is an example of National Science Foundation (NSF) involvement in a cooperative research project with another government agency and with private industry. In this image, NSF-supported researchers and researchers from Tracor Incorporated and the Office of Naval Research work together using a 21-frequency sonar with chlorophyll/depth/temperature/conductivity sensors and a water pump to conduct zooplankton studies. The sonar gives readings in real time of the size and distribution of the zooplankton. Keeping track of zooplankton can tell the researchers where fish graze and how much they will have to eat.
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