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nereus deployment

Deep diving

The new deep-sea explorer Nereus is launched from the research vessel Kilo Moana during a June 2009 expedition to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. James Buescher from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, which developed the fiber-optic cable link used for real-time communications with the vehicle, tends the umbilical that runs from Nereus to the float pack of the depressor during the launch.

(Photo by Catherine Offinger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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