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Biological specimens are collected to identify and study the unusual species found at hydrothermal vents. The shrimp at NW Rota 1 volcano were difficult to capture and required patience from the scientists and dexterity by the ROPOS pilots controlling the suction sampler. The control room celebrates after a long and anxious pursuit.

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