The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry is a capable of reaching a depth of 6000 meters and carries a wide range of scientific samplers and sensors . Its shape and design also makes it highly maneuverable and capable of closely following bottom contours while it uses its multi-beam and sidescan sonars to map the topography. It can also capture thousands of photographs of the seafloor, which can then be stitched together to create an uninterrupted view of seafloor features. (Tim Silva, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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