Catch my drift? Students help scienstists study ocean currents

Monday, February 22, 2016 by Caroline Casals

The ocean isn't a big, still, flat* body of water. It's a complex, swirling system. The only problem is, how do you see what is going on just below the surface? One way to study ocean currents and how they move is with GPS tagged drifters. Check out this one that Kennebunk High School students made with the Ocean Drifters Program and GMRI scientists released in the Gulf of Maine. You can track where it has been here (blue track). 

*Did you know that parts of the ocean are above sea level? You've seen the effects from tides going in and out, but the same would be true, even 100 miles out to sea! 

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