The race to map the ocean deep

On December 20, 2020, an Indonesian fisherman off Selayar Island found himself in possession of a surprising catch: a 2.25-meter-long unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The slim yellow craft was a Chinese Sea Wing variable-buoyancy propelled glider, a long-endurance vehicle with sensors that can measure conductivity, temperature and depth in the underwater environment for both civilian
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