After an initial deployment to the seafloor, the Medea is brought back on deck to replace a malfunctioning altimeter. Without knowing the Medea’s altitude, flying her is dangerous, as pilots risk running into elevated seafloor features and damaging the camera sled. The DSL team conducted the replacement quickly and efficiently, putting the Medea back in the water a mere 23 minutes after she is brought on deck for repairs. Image courtesy of UCSB, Univ. S. Carolina, NOAA, WHOI.

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