"Understanding underwater avalanches is important as they can break sea-floor cables, which carry 95% of the world's data traffic. "
Peter Talling, University of Durham
'The smart boulder has recorded the first detailed measurements of incredible underwater avalanches. A single avalanche can sometimes transport ten times more sediment than all of the world's rivers combined. Understanding these avalanches is important, as they can break sea-floor cables, which carry 95% of global data traffic, including internet traffic, phone calls and text messages. '