R/V Petrel: Discoveries and Stories

The R/V Petrel is an underwater research and exploration vessel used specifically to locate historically significant shipwrecks and explore underwater ecosystems. Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art subsea technology including two onboard robots– an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) and a ROV (remotely operated vehicle) – we are able to search more than three miles below the sea.

RV Petrel and its mission, is a public outreach that started over a decade ago with Paul’s vision of research, archaeology and discovery, promoting and advocating education, history, and as a tribute to those who serve and came before us. Today, our missions continue to safeguard ocean stewardship in pursuit of these common goals.

Learn about all our discoveries here.