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New ACO instruments were installed during the ACO-3 cruise on 2014/11/01. Click here for ACO-3 videos.

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    The 2011 ACO deployment cruise used ROV JASON

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    Deploying JASON and counterpart Medea

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    A little sunset maintenance of JASON

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    The ACO Camera - now taking live footage from the bottom of the ocean

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    John Yeh and Bruce Howe say farewell to the camera

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    Free-fall deployment of the camera

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    Final inspection of the JBOX release

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    Deployment of the JBOX - the 1st time

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    Cammy Fumar and David Hashisaka working on the TAAM

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    Rock samples - collected during the ACO off hours

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    JASON going for a swim

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    Connecting the Observatory to the JBOX

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    Getting prepared for another deployment

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    Sunset at Station ALOHA

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    Roger Lukas wiping down the JBOX after the 2nd recovery

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    A quick pit stop for the JBOX before it's last deployment

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    Matt Heintz and Vic Polidoro preparing the AMM

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    Ali Andrews doing some lashing for the connector pannels

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    Free-fall deployment of the AMM

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    A break in the work to take a picture with the TAAM

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    Jefrey Snyder and Cammy Fumar preparing the anchor cable

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    Adding instruments to the TAAM mooring

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    Cammy Fumar showing off the instruments

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    The boys - making it look easy

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    Jefrey Snyder and Bruce Howe preparing the Modem Frame

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    Attaching the Modem Frame

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    Roger Lukas and Trevor Young attaching the VHF Beacon Strobe

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    The Observatory

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    Teamwork on the back deck

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    Medea getting a spa treatment

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    Preparing for the Observatory deployment

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    Roger Lukas and Bruce Howe say their final farewells

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    JASON control van - Observatory in sight

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    Chief Scientist: Bruce Howe, Captain: Rick Meyers, and the ladies of the ACO deployment cruise

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    Mahalo to all those who made the ACO a success!