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ROV Sunset

This unusual image was taken by the video camera on MBARI's remotely operated vehicle Doc Ricketts as it was being lifted from the ocean at the end of a dive. The sun happened to be setting at just the right location to shine between the twin hulls of the research vessel Western Flyer. The rings around the edge of the image were created by a thick glass dome that protects the video camera when the ROV descends thousands of meters below the ocean surface.

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