Scientists deploy 'larvae robots' into Pacific Ocean

It's been assumed that tiny microscopic sea larvae are too small to navigate ocean currents, leading many to believe that their survival is based on chance. But that's not how nature works. Researchers are using robots to study larvae behavior. It turns out marine larvae stay much closer to the shoreline than expected, and their abilities have been greatly underestimated. They're able to navigate ocean currents by moving up and down in the water column.

Provided by the University of California, Davis

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