China's research vessel finishes month-long deep sea exploration

2017-09-05 23:20:33 GMT2017-09-06 07:20:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2017 shows the root of a huge coral collected by Chinese research vessel Kexue. Chinese research vessel Kexue, carrying an underwater robot and an unmanned submersible, finished a month-long scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Xu Kuidong, chief scientist on board the ship, said the researchers sent the unmanned submersible 15 times to Caroline Seamount, where no exploration had been made before, to collect 400 marine samples from 170 species. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong) Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2017 shows the root of a huge coral collected by Chinese research vessel Kexue. Chinese research vessel Kexue, carrying an underwater robot and an unmanned submersible, finished a month-long scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Xu Kuidong, chief scientist on board the ship, said the researchers sent the unmanned submersible 15 times to Caroline Seamount, where no exploration had been made before, to collect 400 marine samples from 170 species. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong)
The Chinese research vessel Kexue berths at a dock in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 5, 2017. Chinese research vessel Kexue, carrying an underwater robot and an unmanned submersible, finished a month-long scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Xu Kuidong, chief scientist on board the ship, said the researchers sent the unmanned submersible 15 times to Caroline Seamount, where no exploration had been made before, to collect 400 marine samples from 170 species. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong)

The Chinese research vessel Kexue berths at a dock in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Sept. 5, 2017. Chinese research vessel Kexue, carrying an underwater robot and an unmanned submersible, finished a month-long scientific exploration in the western Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Xu Kuidong, chief scientist on board the ship, said the researchers sent the unmanned submersible 15 times to Caroline Seamount, where no exploration had been made before, to collect 400 marine samples from 170 species. (Xinhua/Zhang Xudong)
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