Image showing the first cut of the .68 cable, at 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). The three layers of steel are peeled back to expose the black core containing three electrical conductors (brown and green twisted), three fibers (black, red, and white with yellow end), and drain wire (curled white). The Fiber Response Team performed a quick termination on one fiber and confirmed that the short was an additional 150 meters (492 feet) up the cable.

Image showing the first cut of the .68 cable, at 2,700 meters (8,858 feet). The three layers of steel are peeled back to expose the black core containing three electrical conductors (brown and green twisted), three fibers (black, red, and white with yellow end), and drain wire (curled white). The Fiber Response Team performed a quick termination on one fiber and confirmed that the short was an additional 150 meters (492 feet) up the cable. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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