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ROV Hercules Used to Study Deep Sea Sediments and Compare Modern Biology to the Past

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB—General animal characteristics of the Santa Barbara Basin deep sea animal communities have been described in previous studies. But thanks to state-of-the-art underwater exploration technology in the form of the ROV Hercules, UC Santa Barbara paleoceanographers Dorothy Pak and James Kennett, geophysicist Craig Nicholson and colleagues at the University of Washington, including lead author Sarah Myrhe, recently got

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