November 1, 2010

Images related to the MBARI News Release New long-range undersea robot goes the distance

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Jim Bellingham with the Tethys long-range AUV.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Mike Godin working on Tethys‘ electronics.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Jim Bellingham, Thomas Hoover, and Bret Hobson work on the long-range AUV at the MBARI test tank.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Thomas Hoover and Bret Hobson work on the long-range AUV.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Jim Bellingham, Thomas Hoover, and Bret Hobson check the buoyancy of the long-range AUV in the MBARI test tank.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Brian Kieft and Brett Hobson pull Tethys up the boat ramp in Moss Landing Harbor after a test run in Monterey Bay.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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MBARI researchers towing Tethys behind a small boat in Moss Landing Harbor.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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This photo shows the long-range AUV being towed out of the Moss Landing Harbor for a test run. One advantage of this relatively small AUV is that it can be launched using a small boat instead of requiring a large vessel and a specialized crane. Note: The orange ball is a float that keeps the AUV’s nose from sinking when the vehicle is being towed.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Bret Hobson watches Tethys floating at the sea surface in Monterey Bay.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI


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Tethys in its element, floating at the sea surface in Monterey Bay.
Image credit: Todd Walsh © 2010 MBARI

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Brett Hobson

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