The loss of the Nereus submersible represents a significant loss to the scientific community (Photo: Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Nereus had been scheduled to explore the deepest point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench, in November 2014 (Photo: Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
One of the scientific community's flagship unmanned research submarines, used for deep-sea exploration, has been declared lost as of 2 pm (New Zealand Standard Time), May 10. It was in use by researchers aboard the scientific research vessel, the Thomas G.
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