Beyond the ocean

These surfers are using sensors in their board fins to monitor ocean warming

Smartfins will help to monitor ocean warming with specific sensors Image: Smartfin

Harry Kretchmer

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A 2017 project found ocean temperature data from Smartfins (black) matched stationary sensor data (blue).
A 2017 project found ocean temperature data from Smartfins (black) matched stationary sensor data (blue). Image: Smartfin/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Smartfins are helping scientists to track ocean temperatures around the world.
Smartfins are helping scientists to track ocean temperatures around the world. Image: Smartfin
Ocean temperatures are rising as they absorb excess heat from global warming.
Ocean temperatures are rising as they absorb excess heat from global warming. Image: IUCN
After surfing sessions, Smartfins are recharged and data is uploaded to smartphones.
After surfing sessions, Smartfins are recharged and data is uploaded to smartphones. Image: Smartfin/Youtube
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