While we’ve already sent previous batches of cups down on the CTD cast to depths greater than 1,200 meters, we’ll be sending this round down on AUV Sentry to a depth of approximately 600 meters. Here, mechanical engineer Andy Billings works to secure the cups in the vehicle’s center compartment.

While we’ve already sent previous batches of cups down on the CTD cast to depths greater than 1,200 meters, we’ll be sending this round down on AUV Sentry to a depth of approximately 600 meters. Here, mechanical engineer Andy Billings works to secure the cups in the vehicle’s center compartment. Image courtesy of DEEP SEARCH 2017, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.

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