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Puma (“Plume Mapper”)

Puma will search for vents using sonar, chemical sensors, and a laser. Puma will be deployed first, acting like a helicopter in search mode. It will survey wide areas with sonar mapping tools and sensors to detect telltale temperature, chemical, or particle signals of hydrothermal plumes. Then it will track the plumes back to their sources.



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