In Photos: Dive to USS Independence Wreck

ROV Hercules

Researchers dive to the wreck of the WW II-era aircraft, the USS Independence.

(Image credit: OET/Nautilus Live)

Lights from the remotely-operated submersible ROV Hercules illuminate the bow of the USS Independence, 65 years after she was scuttled. The tether running from ROV Hercules to ROV Argus is visible.

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Charles Q. Choi is a contributing writer for Live Science and He covers all things human origins and astronomy as well as physics, animals and general science topics. Charles has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. Charles has visited every continent on Earth, drinking rancid yak butter tea in Lhasa, snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos and even climbing an iceberg in Antarctica.