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Image : Four Men. Twelve Hours. One Crucial Sample.

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screen grab showing ROV arm and IGT sampler at Deepwater Horizon wellhead
The researchers endured many heart-stopping moments as the ROV’s manipulator hand sometimes lost its grip on the IGT sampler (black and silver device, center). At times only the bright yellow cord that tied the sampler to the ROV kept it from being lost. (With permission of U.S. Coast Guard and Rich Camilli, WHOI)

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