Shown here are the individual components of the damaged ROV cable (a bit out of order). At the top is the vinyl outer shell, the yellowish Kevlar fibers, a metal casing, green inner vinyl shell, metal shielding, and electrical conduit. Across the bottom right of the picture is a thin metal wire that is actually a casing containing four strands of fiber optics.

Shown here are the individual components of the damaged ROV cable (a bit out of order). At the top is the vinyl outer shell, the yellowish Kevlar fibers, a metal casing, green inner vinyl shell, metal shielding, and electrical conduit. Across the bottom right of the picture is a thin metal wire that is actually a casing containing four strands of fiber optics. Image courtesy of the Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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Deepwater Canyons 2012: September 22 Log

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