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R/V Sallenger tows SQUID-5

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The R/V Sallenger tows the SQUID-5 over Looe Key reef with a NOAA Sanctuary boat in the background patrolling the Looe Key area to warn recreational vessels of the ongoing research activity.

The SQUID-5, or a Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with 5 cameras is a towed surface vehicle with an onboard Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and 5 downward-looking cameras with overlapping views of the seafloor. This advanced underwater imaging system is specifically designed to allow the construction of high resolution (sub-centimeter) 3D models of the seafloor using SfM techniques.


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