This Robot Spies on Creatures in the Ocean's ‘Twilight Zone’

Mesobot looks like a giant AirPods case, but it’s in fact a sophisticated machine that tracks animals making the most epic migration on Earth.

The grandest migration on Earth isn’t the journey of some herbivore in Africa or a bird in the sky, but the vertical movement of whole ecosystems in the open ocean. All kinds of animals, from fish to crustaceans, hang out in the depths during the day, where the darkness provides protection from predators. At night, they migrate up to the shallows to forage. Then they swim back down again when the sun rises—a great big conveyor belt of biomass.

But now a spy swims among them: Mesobot.

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