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The Toilet Brush of Science: Low-Tech Solutions to High-Tech Exploration Challenges

Exploring the ocean takes many sophisticated, highly engineered, and expensive tools. For some tasks, however, simple, commonly available items will get the job done. During the Ocean Networks Canada Wiring the Abyss expedition effective engineering solutions of both types were on display. This album features a few common items the Corps of Exploration puts to work to help accomplish our exploration dive objectives. Other unsung day-to-day items used frequently onboard (not pictured) include elastic bands, duct tape, electrical tape, and bungee cords.

Contributed by Science Communication Fellows Shannon Donovan and Alexander Havens.