Thirty miles out to sea, Ray Rock swung the Lucky Lady around hard and headed west. Hunched over his laptop, ocean glider pilot Chris Jakubiak shouted out the last 4 digits of an 11-digit GPS coordinate, then hustled across the cabin to stare out at the sea.

“That boat is right where we want to be,” Rock said, glancing down at his GPS screen and pointing to where a big fish dragger, with long mantislike stabilizer arms spread wide, towed a net right through the area where the torpedo-shaped glider should be waiting for them.

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