A 30 meter-long neutral tether connects Seirios to Deep Discoverer, and is protected from excessive forces by the orange Bending Strain Relief (BSR) shown above

A 30 meter-long neutral tether connects Seirios to Deep Discoverer and is protected from excessive forces by the orange Bending Strain Relief (BSR) shown above. Image courtesy of Art Howard, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deep-Sea Symphony: Exploring the Musicians Seamounts.

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