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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