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By: Victoria Experimental Network Under The Sea  09-12-2011

The latest VENUS newsletter highlights our new Broadband Inverted Echo-Sounder!

Take a quick read here or follow the link to download the full newsletter.

  • VENUS Tests New Broadband Inverted Echo-Sounder.
  • Data Streams from Fraser River Delta – research platform successfully deployed.
  • VENUS Research Highlights – The surface to bottom zooplankton conveyor belt.
  • VENUS Galleries – New Look and Feel!

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