Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

MBARI Macon 2006 Expedition

Equipment we use for taking samples of rocks and animals

ROV Tiburon The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Tiburon is our most crucial piece of equipment. It is shown sitting on the closed moonpool doors of our ship, the R/V Western Flyer

For this expedition, ROV Tiburon will be rigged with custom-made light booms and a downward-pointing, high-resolution camera (green arrow). This equipment will be used, along with a precision ROV-control system developed at Stanford University, to produce large-scale photo-mosaic images of the seafloor and the wreck site.
Image: Chris Grech (c) 2006 MBARI