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Power Failure
Photograph by Brian Skerry

When the lights blink off and air circulators fall silent, operations manager Jim Buckley radios mission control in Key Largo 10 miles (20 kilometers) away. Speeding to the rescue, the support crew discovers that moisture in the fuel has shut down one of the generators in the life-support buoy moored above Aquarius. "Losing power is not an issue with our guests, the scientists," says Buckley. "The most stressed people are the crew who have to come out and restart the systems."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujicolor Superia 400
Lens: 13mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: 8:20 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Single Nikon SB-25 flash with tungsten gel to match light in habitat.



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