May 28, 2010

Images related to the MBARI News Release

MBARI sends underwater robot to study Deepwater Horizon spill

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Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2007 MBARI

Researchers working on an autonomous underwater vehicle next to the test tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).


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Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2007 MBARI

Engineering technician Larry Bird installing gulper water samplers on the autonomous underwater vehicle at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).


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Image credit: Yanwu Zhang © 2010 MBARI

An autonomous underwater vehicle from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) on the deck of the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Image credit: Yanwu Zhang © 2010 MBARI

This photograph shows the autonomous underwater vehicle from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) being launched from the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Image credit: Yanwu Zhang © 2010 MBARI

This photograph shows the autonomous underwater vehicle from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) being launched from the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the Gulf of Mexico.


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Image credit: © 2009 MBARI

The MBARI autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is equipped with 10 gulper water samplers and sensors to measure temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, particles and depth. This photograph shows the vehicle on board its host vessel, the R/V Zephyr in Moss Landing Harbor.


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Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2007 MBARI

This photograph shows a closeup view of an individual gulper water sampler. Ten such samplers, each with a capacity of 1.8 liters, are fitted into the center section of the AUV.


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Image credit: John Ryan © 2009 MBARI

This illustration shows a cross section of 50 kilometers (30 miles) of ocean created by MBARI’s AUV off the coast of California. The three plots show salinity, chlorophyll (which indicates the presence of microscopic marine algae), and optical backscatter (which indicates the presence of small particles in the water). Higher concentrations are shown in red and orange, lower concentrations in blue and purple.

For additional information or images relating to this article, please contact: Kim Fulton-Bennett
831-775-1835, kfb@mbari.org