Introduction to the Prawler Mooring

Fred Bingham

University of North Carolina

Dr. Bingham received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in Oceanography. His research interests include global distributions of sea surface salinity and large scale regional physical oceanography in the Kuroshio, the western North and Equatorial Pacific, and Onslow Bay, North Carolina.

Webinar Clip
The Prawler mooring was developed by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory located in Seattle, Washington. What makes this type of mooring innovative is its use of a Prawler device: a profiling "crawler" which essentially works its way up and down the mooring line by using wave action as its power source and collects a variety of measurements. In this clip, Dr. Bingham also explains that sometimes, science experiments experience hiccups, using one particular mooring as an example.

Full webinar: Follow that Salt! Results and the Future of Salinity Exploration

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