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ROV Jason recovery

90 Hours Below

In September 2010 off the coast of Oregon, the Jason team, with help from the captain and crew of the NOAA research vessel R/V Thomas G. Thompson, recovered the ROV Jason after approximately 90 hours on the bottom exploring hydrothermal vents. The recovery was part of a cruise led by Bill Chadwick of Oregon State University. Ninety hours on the seafloor is a long time for a Jason dive, which generally lasts 21 hours, though operators have kept the vehicle down for as long as 100 hours in the past. (Photo by Tom Lanagan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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