DeepWorker 2000

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MV Liberty Star carrying the DeepWorker 2000 submersible

DeepWorker 2000 is a submarine vehicle developed by Nuytco Research, Ltd. It is capable of descending to a depth of 610 m (2001 ft) and remaining submerged for 12 hours. In 1999, it was deployed to the continental shelf and upper continental slope on a five-year mission in association with the National Geographic Society's Sustainable Seas Expeditions.[1]


In 1999, the DeepWorker 2000 submersible was used to quantify the species of fish as well as the space resources utilized within the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.[2]

In 2000, DeepWorker 2000 was used for evaluating the coral reef system located in the Florida Middle Grounds.[3]


  1. ^ Garrison, Tom (2002). Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (4 United States: ed.). Brooks/Cole. p. 98. ISBN 0-534-40887-7.
  2. ^ Auster, Peter J; Lindholm, James (2005). "The Ecology of Fishes on Deep Boulder Reefs in the Western Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic)". In: Godfrey, JM; Shumway, SE. Diving For Science 2005. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Symposium on March 10–12, 2005 at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut. American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
  3. ^ Jaap, Walter C. "Observations on Deep Marine Structures: Florida Middle Ground, Pulley Ridge, and Howell Hook from the DeepWorker submersible, sustainable seas expedition, 2000". In: Hallock and French (eds). Diving for Science...2000. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Scientific Diving Symposium. St Pete Beach, Florida. American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Retrieved 2010-12-30.

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