Scientists donned their SCUBA equipment and dove in shallow water.

While the ROV collected deep-water samples around one oil platform, scientists donned scuba gear and dove in shallow water around a second one. In this photo, HBOI scientist Tara Pitts collects organisms attached to the plethora of submerged pipes, struts, joints, and legs typical of these structures. Image courtesy of John K. Reed, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.

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