Camera sled deployment

A large metal frame holding instruments is lowered off a ship and into the water with a crane and cables.

Detailed Description

A camera sled is towed about 1 meter over the seafloor at speeds around 1 nautical mile/hour. The sled is approximately 1x1x2 meters in size and houses two digital video cameras (one pointed at an angle and one pointed vertically), a 7-megapixel still camera, a high-definition video camera, and paired lasers used for scale. Here, the camera sled is about to be lowered into the water off a ship.


Image Dimensions: 576 x 768

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Location Taken: US