WHOI Deep-Sea Hybrid Vehicle Gets a Mythical Name

Date: 1/10/2006

Nereus, a mythical god with the torso of a man and the tail of a fish, was recently chosen as the name of a new deep-sea vehicle under construction at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHO). The vehicle will be able to work in the deepest parts of the ocean from 6,500-11,000 metres. It is scheduled for sea trials early 2007, and scientists plan to use it for research at Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the world’s oceans.

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