oceanographic platform

oceanographic platform

[¦ō·shə·nə¦graf·ik ′plat‚fȯrm]
(engineering)
A construction with a flat horizontal surface higher than the water, on which oceanographic equipment is suspended or installed.
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Polar bears, Ursus maritimus, and Arctic cetaceans are especially useful as "educated" oceanographic platforms, since they can carry sizeable instrument packages and they range widely through the vast expanses of the oceanic environment.

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