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Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:59 AM

6. if only we could find the USS Cyclops and about two dozen historically significant aircraft

We have the technology. Multi-beam sonar imaging was a giant leap from side-scan sonar.

The only real problem is money. To deploy a research vessel with the right equipment, like ROVs, and a ship's crew including trained multi-beam operators and ROV pilots, your in the ballpark of $40K to $75K a day in operating expenses. There is a world of sunken ships and planes to discover in the years to come.

When Bob Ballard found the USS Scorpion in 1985, it was on very limited funding from the Navy during a search for the Titanic. So money is very tight in the ocean research arena....unless oil is found.

Mike Allen's RV Petrel is independently funded, and can do long term searches without money worries. But that's only a single ship.


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