The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) SeaBED is deployed over the research vessel Aegaeo's port side! SeaBED is equipped with a high resolution multibeam sonar system that can provide centimeter-scale information about the sea floor. This technology allows researchers to map the sea floor quickly, and to document the distribution and physical characteristics of shipwrecks and geologic features. Image courtesy of Project PHAEDRA 2006, WHOI, HCMR, Thera Foundation, NOAA.

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