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Station Aloha using old cables for new information

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

60 miles north of Oahu, and 3 miles deep into the ocean, the Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO), the world deepest unmanned oceanographic science platform at Station Aloha, are using older transpacific cables telecoms companies no longer need for oceanographic science.

The ACO collects a stream of constant, real-time data that measures water pressure, oxygen levels, currents, temperature, salinity and more. Oceanographers say this wealth of information can shed light on issues ranging from climate change to earthquakes. The ACO even boasts live video and hydrophone capabilities, allowing researchers to record the songs of the migrating humpback whales that spawn in Hawaiian waters every winter.

For more information on Station Aloha, visit their website here.

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