Sea Barnacles Pave the Way For Marine Forensics

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales Centre for Marine Science and Innovation have developed an innovative series of equations that can estimate the minimum length of time an object has spent drifting across the vastness of the ocean. How is this possible you ask? What can an equation do to locate missing objects and potentially missing persons? Well according to the team, these equations are made possible by the simple act of counting the number of barnacles attached to any lost person or object. 

To tell us more about how the common sea barnacle can be used in the field of marine forensics Drive was joined by UNSW Researcher, Thomas Mesaglio. 

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