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April 6, 2017
When a huge underwater avalanche occurred off the coast of California in January 2017, scientists got their first real understanding of how sand and mud flows across the ocean floor. This smart boulder is the first scientific equipment to withstand the pressure and movement at the base of an underwater avalanche, and reveal what actually happens deep below the ocean surface.Lottie, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum
Dan Parsons uses the smart boulder to study how sediment moves in underwater avalanches.
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