Ellsworth American reports on damaged oceanographic buoy

An Ellsworth American story indicated an oceanographic buoy that a team of scientists at the University of Maine designed, built and deployed in the Gulf of Maine was reported damaged. The buoy gathers and transmits data about ocean temperatures, currents and salinity levels, as well as air temperature, wind speed and direction and the height and frequency of waves, according to the article. The article reported that a University of Maine’s Ocean Observing System team would assess the damage.