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PMEL Deploys Adopt a Drifter Buoy for Local High School

May 22, 2012

PMEL scientists with the Fisheries Oceanography program helped deploy a drifter adopted by Ballard High School's Oceanography class as part of NOAA’s Adopt a Drifter program.  The drifter was lowered off the side of the NOAA ship Oscar Dysonin the Bering Sea and will travel with the ocean currents while students track its path and predict where it might go next.

For more information, please visit NOAA’s Adopt a Drifter program website.