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TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Explorer

This week the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer has been dropping its ROV Little Hercules onto various features in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including an old wood/iron wreck, salt domes and man-made seismic trenches.  Okeanos has an interesting remote arrangement where folks back on the continent can direct the ROV pilots in real time by... ? Read More: TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Ex
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