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    Sonsub ROV assists with submarine expedition

    Projects and Operations // September 1, 2003
    Sonsub and C & C Technologies, in conjunction with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, the PAST Foundation and The History Channel, are to conduct an archeological expedition to the wreck site of the German U-166 submarine in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Scheduled for the fall of 2003, Sonsub's Innovator ROV working onboard the Ron Brown will assist with this expedition consisting of collecting archaeological data and examining the biologic communities on the U-166 site.

    Scientists will research how the vessel, now lying at the bottom of the ocean, is providing life to colonies of undersea creatures.

    The submarine was initially discovered and identified by members of C & C Technologies 50 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 2001 while performing a pipeline survey in the vicinity of the reported location of the Robert E Lee.

    As part of this documentation, a series of educational internet web casts are planned that will provide viewers with a live view of the wreck site 5,000 feet beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The expedition along with others will be aired as partof The History Channel's "Deep Sea Detectives" series.

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