The slideshow today focuses on recent biological
This camera view shows the divisions in Alvin's collection basket,
as scientist Selene Eltgroth looks on. In the background is the section
reserved for fossil corals and geological samples. In the foreground
is the "bio box", which is split into fore and aft sections.
During the dive, it's very important for the starboard observer to take
careful notes of which samples are deposited where, so that when the
samples are taken out of Alvin's basket, they can be linked back to the
exact seafloor location where they were collected.
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