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AUV on the aft deck

From 2001 to 2012 the R/V Zephyr operated as the primary support ship for MBARI's autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program. In the early morning, Zephyr transports one of MBARI's AUVs out onto Monterey Bay to measure water termperature, salinity, chlorophyll, nitrate concentrations, and other properties of the bay waters. The landmark smokestacks at the power plant in Moss Landing can be seen poking up through the fog on the horizon.
© 2004 MBARI

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