The authors thank David Fratantoni for generously allowing us to build upon his prototype SALP design. We would also like to thank Teresa McKee, Fiamma Straneo, Mike Spall, Rick Trask, George Tupper, Will Ostrom, John Kemp, John Lund, and the crew of the R/V Knorr (WHOI), Dana Swift (UW), and Jonathan Lilly (NWRA) for help with instruments, processing software, mooring design, expert mooring deployment, and recovery related to this experiment. This work was funded by the National Science Foundation Grant OCE-0623192.
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