ROMEO Underwater Research
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ROMEO Underwater Research

June 11, 2010
A cable protrudes from the ice wall at Explorer's Cover, New Harbor, McMurdo Sound. The cable is used for the Remotely Operable Micro-Environmental Observatory (ROMEO), an underwater camera. Connected to onshore equipment and linked by radio to the Internet, ROMEO allows scientists to study benthic fauna year-round. This is just one example of the scores of research studies supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the U.S. Antarctic Program. The United States has three research stations in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation operates them all. (Date of Image: Nov. 12, 2005)

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