The end slice of the umbilical showing the layers of protective casings, tightly packed fiber optics lines, and power conduits which send data to and from the ROV along with 1,200 volts of power to operate it.

The end slice of the umbilical showing the layers of protective casings, tightly packed fiber optics lines, and power conduits which send data to and from the ROV along with 1,200 volts of power to operate it. Image courtesy of the Deepwater Canyons 2012 Expedition, NOAA-OER/BOEM.

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