AUV Lucille on deck. With negative buoyancy in the lower hull, and positive buoyancy in the upper hull, Lucille is able to remain stable in the unpredictable pitch and roll of the ocean while it follows the terrain of the bottom.

AUV Lucille on deck. With negative buoyancy in the lower hull, and positive buoyancy in the upper hull, Lucille is able to remain stable in the unpredictable pitch and roll of the ocean while it follows the terrain of the bottom. Image courtesy of San Andreas Fault 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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