Like a seal that dives into the water over and over feeding on fish, sometime in the not-too-distant future sophisticated scientific equipment will start traveling from the ocean’s surface to 650 feet deep as often as eight times a day.  Along the way it will collect important data about ocean properties including currents, microorganisms and temperature, sending the information in real time to scientists sitting comfortably in their offices–and with updates it will do this for 25 years.  See a slideshow and read more about this project here.