A soft, on-the-fly solution to a hard, underwater problem

Studying the animals that live in the deep ocean is notoriously difficult, especially because the underwater equipment that exists for sampling them is designed for marine oil and gas exploration and frequently damages the delicate creatures they’re trying to capture. Now, researchers have¬†created a soft, flexible sampling device that interacts with delicate marine life gently, and can be 3D printed directly on board ships, greatly increasing the variety of animals that can be collected in one expedition and reducing costs and time.¬†
A soft, on-the-fly solution to a hard, underwater problem