Photos: Submersibles explore the deep

Photos: Submersibles explore the deep

Summary: Submersibles equipped with the latest technology patrol at crushing depths and provide direct contact with new species and habitats.

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  • Clelia

    The three-person submersible Clelia is launched from an A-frame crane. The Clelia can cruise at 3 knots and is certified to operate at a maximum depth of 1,000 feet.

  • Johnson-Sea-Link

    Scientists have maximum visibility in the Johnson-Sea-Link's acrylic sphere, which can accommodate four people, dive to 3,000 feet and travel at 1 knot.

  • ABE

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's autonomous underwater vehicle, the Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE). Developed in the mid-1990s, the ABE can be programmed to monitor underwater surfaces for months at a time, during which it takes photographs and collects surface samples and other data. It weighs 1,200 pounds and has a cruising speed of 2 knots.

Topic: Telcos

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