ROV Deep Discoverer collects a spiral, fossilized shell of some sort. At the conclusion of this field season, this sample – along with all of the others will go out - will head to archival. Once there, scientists can request to analyse a specific sample, like this fossil, which will hopefully help to further characterize this region. We might even be lucky enough to figure out what this is a fossil of!

ROV Deep Discoverer collects a spiral, fossilized shell of some sort. At the conclusion of this field season, this sample – along with all of the others will go out - will head to archival. Once there, scientists can request to analyse a specific sample, like this fossil, which will hopefully help to further characterize this region. We might even be lucky enough to figure out what this is a fossil of! Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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