Waldo No Longer Lost
Waldo, Mote Marine Labs' 115-pound autonomous underwater vehicle, went missing last week and its creators were literally asking "Where's Waldo?" A $500.00 reward was offered on the $100,000.00 AUV, but apparently he was only 50 ft. away from where he was lost. The sub resurfaced and signaled its position to his owners. Waldo has been trolling the Gulf near Venice since 2005, seeking phytoplankton, a single-celled algae that produces red tide.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 15, 2009 8:50 PM