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Sifting through what was caught in a trawl net, including an absurd amount of urchins.

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Deploying an enormous net, called an Oozeki net, that will be dragged behind the boat to catch fish and other exciting creatures from deep in the water.

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Setting up scientific equipment in the ship’s lab.

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Scientists enjoying the sun on deck during a break.

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Shrunken styrofoam cups that went 3500 meters under the sea!

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More shrunken sytrofoam heads and cups.

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Cribbage time!

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Library on the R/V Melville.

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There are no pictures of us watching movies, so here’s a lovely sunset view from the ship instead.

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Styrofoam heads and odd scientists, before shrinking.