D2 stores its rock sample in one of the ROV’s many sampling containers.  These containers safely hold samples during the transit of up to 6000 meters to the surface!

D2 stores its rock sample in one of the ROV’s many sampling containers. These containers safely hold samples during the transit of up to 6000 meters to the surface! Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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