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Coolest job on the ship? 'Flying' the deep-tow camera

deep-tow camera system on wharf
Now that's a camera! The deep-tow camera system on the CSIRO wharf at Hobart. This high-tech system is the main sampling tool being used to survey the distribution and condition of deep-sea coral comunities. Image: CSIRO

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Retrieval of the Brenke sled on the RV Investigator
The Brenke sled suspended from the CSIRO RV Investigator. The lever beneath the sled is triggered when the sled touches down on the seafloor, opening the doors to the sampling nets and tubes.
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