The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is shown here just after it was spotted on the surface. It is relatively easy to see the AUV in this photo. Since the waves are higher that its antennas and fins, the AUV was often hidden by the waves. Image courtesy of Thunder Bay 2010 Expedition, NOAA-OER.
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