The Ocean Gets Big Data

A new array of cameras, vehicles, and sensors promises to change ocean science

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By Claudia Geib

I think that for some people,” says Peter Girguis, a deep-sea microbial physiologist at Harvard University, “the ocean seems passé — that the days of Jacques Cousteau are behind us.” He begs to differ. Even though space exploration, he says, “seems…