ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEXIS ROSENFELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Research submarine. The Victor vehicle on the seabed. This remotely operated vehicle is run by the French research institute for the exploration of the sea (IFREMER), and is used for marine research as well as deep sea rescue. It can dive to a depth of 6000 metres. It is controlled from a support ship on the surface, by an umbilical line (top centre). Photographed on the Mediterranean coast of France.
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