I'm off this week dong high tech shipwreck exploration, courtesy of NOAA and the Navy, at AUVfest 08. AUV's are autonomous underwater vehicles--high tech free-swimming robotic machines. The Navy's interested in using them for detecting underwater mines; NOAA in using them to explore shipwrecks. This week and next the latest in AUV technology is being deployed off Newport, RI. And since I'm the state of Rhode Island's official underwater archaeologist, that's where I am, seeing pictures of my shipwrecks such as I've never seen before. So I won't be posting much this week...but if you click through the link, and go to the ocean explorers' gallery, you can see a picture of me, carefully chosen to suggest that I live a life of seafaring fun!
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