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Researchers sail to assess the Indonesian Throughflow

Researchers sail to assess the Indonesian Throughflow

Updated 26 September 2012, 17:38 AEST

This morning, a group of scientists from Australia's peak scientific research body - the CSIRO - and two East Timorese observers set sail to the Timor Passage and Ombai Strait.

Their mission involves checking the progress of three underwater moorings, that have been collecting data on the "Indonesian Throughflow".

This is the rather dry name for the ocean current that runs through the Indonesian archipelago, and connects the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Liam Cochrane asked the research leader Dr Bernadette Sloyan, who's aboard ship, what's the aim of the voyage.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speaker:Dr Bernadette Sloyan, from the CSIRO

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