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Under the Hood

Under the Hood

November 19, 2014

Jason gets a checkup from assistant engineer Korey Verhein during one of the vehicle’s rare appearance in Woods Hole this fall. The remotely operated vehicle and its partner, Medea have been used to discover new species living around hydrothermal vents, record an underwater volcano, dislodge stuck moorings, and survey the Gulf of Mexico’s deep-sea corals following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. One highlight of this year’s expeditions was sampling microbial communities at hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise.(Photo by Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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