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Image : R/V Knorr

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Propellers on the underside of the research vessel Knorr.
Propulsion units on the underside of the research vessel Knorr. The drives can turn 360 degrees, giving the ship a remarkable ability to maneuver and--when combined with a bow thruster--to 'hold station,' or stay in one place, while working at sea. (Photo by James Broda, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


Last updated: May 7, 2008

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