It's a buoy!
"Aquamanna" cleared customs and will soon be anchored at the University of New Hampshire's Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center's offshore demonstration site.
Constructed according to UNH specifications in Canada, the remotely operable, 80-ton automated fish feeding buoy holds 20 tons of food, and can feed four different crops of fish at a time.
Its development has been a priority for the Center's offshore aquaculture research, and it will be used to feed the Center's current crop of cod, and the new crop of halibut that will be stocked this fall. "Aquamanna" will also play an integral part in the remote observation system that researchers have designed to monitor the offshore site.
The Atlantic Marine Aquaculture Center's goal is to provide the research and development necessary to stimulate an environmentally sustainable offshore aquaculture industry in New England and nationwide.