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Robots with lasers could explain sharks haunting shipwrecks


August 24, 2018

BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — Sand tiger sharks swerve slowly, sinuously around a shipwreck among schools of hundreds of glittering silver fish, video gathered by a robot shows.

They don't appear fazed by a swimming robot pointing laser beams in their direction.

Avery B. Paxton is the lead researcher on a project using marine robotics and lasers to study sand tigers — a species of shark not much is known about.

"There are so many mysteries surrounding sand tiger sharks," Paxton said in an interview with The News & Observer. "By using this technology we're able to get eyes underwater and start t...

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