Remote-controlled research sub lost in Pacific

May 11, 2014 12:58 AM

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WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts (AP) — A remote-controlled research sub exploring some of the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean has been lost.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says the Hybrid Remotely Operated Vehicle Nereus was lost during its dive to the Kermadec Trench on Friday. The sub was being operated as part of the Hadal Ecosystems Studies (HADES) Program funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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