While at the Urashima vent site, the Jason manipulator arm holds the Bio-Mat sampler, consisting of six syringe-like tubes that can be triggered individually.

While at the Urashima vent site, the Jason manipulator arm holds the Bio-Mat sampler, consisting of six syringe-like tubes that can be triggered individually. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman, NSF/NOAA, Jason, Copyright WHOI.

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