Blue Raiders on the Black Sea is topic of ‘MTSU On...

Blue Raiders on the Black Sea is topic of ‘MTSU On the Record’

Underwater videography by MTSU students aboard the ship E/V Nautilus was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 15, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

MTSU senior Ryan Skelley cleans the aft camera on the E/V Nautilus so the world can clearly see what the expedition is up to. (photo courtesy Institute for Exploration/Ocean Exploration Trust)

Ryan Skelley, an electronic media communication major, and Dr. Mary Nichols, an EMC professor, recorded the interview before leaving for an excursion to the Black Sea with explorer Bob Ballard.

You can listen to their conversation here.

Ballard found the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985 and the ruins of the Bismarck in 1989.

Nichols took MTSU students with her aboard the Nautilus for the first time last summer.

The interns use remote operated vehicles, or ROVs, to capture digital images, using the visual aesthetics and techniques learned in their classes and in MTSU’s mobile production truck.

Dr. Mary Nichols

Skelley, a senior from Murfreesboro, was so proficient as an intern last summer that he returned this summer as a hired worker.

For more information about the Nautilus project, visit Nichols and Skelley also have pages on the site at

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.