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MARS node in test tank

In June 2005, the trawl-resistent frame for the main MARS science node was lowered carefully into the MBARI test tank so that the pilots of MBARI remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Ventana could practice installing a "dummy" electronics module. MARS stands for Monterey Advanced Research System, and it was the first cabled oceanographic observatory on the US West Coast. © 2005 MBARI

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