Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Press Room
1 November 2010

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

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Jim Bellingham with Tethys long-range AUV

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


Mike Godin working on the Tethys electronics

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


Jim Bellingham, Thomas Hoover, and Bret Hobson work on the long-range AUV in the MBARI test tank.

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


Thomas Hoover and Bret Hobson work on the Long-range AUV.

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


Jim Bellingham, Thomas Hoover, and Bret Hobson work on the long-range AUV in the MBARI test tank.

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


Brian Kieft and Brett Hobson pull Tethys up the boat ramp.

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


Towing Tethys behind a small boat in Moss Landing Harbor.

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


Towing Tethys out to ssa

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


Brett Hobson at sea with Tethys

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


Tethys at sea in Monterey Bay

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


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