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The Wave Glider—a self-propelled, solar and wave-powered robot designed by Liquid Robotics—has been deployed to track great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean. Stanford University scientists are hoping to understand why the great white shark population in an area near the Californian coast has been in decline over recent years. Last year, we reported how The Wave Glider had been awarded $22 million in Series D financing in order to serve as a platform for ocean observation, data collection, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Stanford team said that The Wave Glider will join “an arsenal of ocean-observing technologies” that will spy on the marine predators in real-time.

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