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Jiaolong to conduct 1st South China Sea dive this year

Updated: Apr 26,2017 9:37 AM     Xinhua

Scientists obtain sediment of sea bottom with a box sampler onboard ship Xiangyanghong 09 in the South China Sea, south China, April 25, 2017. Chinese scientists embarked on a deep-sea mission in the South China Sea on April 25, the beginning of the second stage of China’s 38th oceanic expedition. China’s manned submersible Jiaolong with her crew of scientists arrived in the location aboard the mother ship Xiangyanghong 09. The submersible is expected to conduct its first South China Sea dive this year on April 26. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff make preparation for the submersible Jiaolong to conduct dive onboard ship Xiangyanghong 09 in the South China Sea, south China, April 25, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Scientists obtain sediment of sea bottom with a box sampler onboard ship Xiangyanghong 09 in the South China Sea, south China, April 25, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff make preparation for the submersible Jiaolong to conduct dive onboard ship Xiangyanghong 09 in the South China Sea, south China, April 25, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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