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How Scientists are Using Drones to Fight the Next Big Oil Spill


Researchers are deploying drones and sensors off the Florida coast to predict the impact of the next Deepwater Horizon.

More than three-and-half years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewed millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are launching drones and ocean-going sensor arrays off the Florida coast in an effort to map the path of future oil spills before they devastate beaches and coastal ecosystems.

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