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ROV Tiburon

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Below, the Tiburon prototype was built of redwood.
Right, MBARI founder, David Packard, with the Tiburon prototype.

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Master Machinist Gary Burkhart works on the ROV's frame.

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Below, Jim McFarlane stands inside the syntactic foam pack as he works on the Tiburon assembly.

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Below, the new ROV undergoes its first tank tests. At right, the finished vehicle returns its first science samples on a geology dive in 1997.

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Last updated: 20 October 2005