The AUV is under remote control, swimming a safe distance from the ship, just before it is commanded to begin its mission and dive below the surface.

The AUV is under remote control, swimming a safe distance from the ship, just before it is commanded to begin its mission and dive below the surface. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.

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