B. MURTON / SOUTHAMPTON OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY B. MURTON / SOUTHAMPTON OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Scientists preparing the HyBIS (Hydraulic Benthic Interactive Sampler) robotic underwater vehicle (RUV) for launch. The vehicle will be used to locate and investigate hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Cayman Rise. For this expedition HyBIS, which can operate at depths of up to 6000 meters, is carrying three video cameras and a hydraulic scoop sample collector. Photographed on board RRS James Cook in 2010.
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