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Open-File Report 2014–1018


Sea-Floor Geology in Northwestern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island


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Figure 8. Photograph of the instrument used to collect samples and photography in the study area.

Figure 8. Photograph of the small Seabed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS), a modified Van Veen grab sampler with attached video and still cameras. The SEABOSS is deployed from the aft starboard side of the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael with the use of a winch, mounted on a davit (left) and a take-up reel for the video-signal and power cable (right).

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