During a 2006 pilot project to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral reefs in Belize, the autonomous underwater vehicle REMUS (an acronym for Remote Environmental Monitoring Units) was utilized to take images
and collect environmental data on the reefs. After entering the water, REMUS uses acoustic navigation to
independently survey an area while sensors inside the instrument
sample and record the data.
(Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)