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Airgun Shot

The sight and sound of an airgun shot were captured by a GoPro underwater video camera. Airguns generate low-frequency sound waves, and lots of bubbles, by releasing large charges of compressed air. The airgun was being towed by R/V Marcus G. Langseth and was positioned about 9 meters below the sea surface. (Greg Horning, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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