Sunrise and the CRAB over Naval Research pier

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  1. Talonted90

    Talonted90 TPF Noob!

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    This is sunrise over the US Army Corps of Engineering Research pier in Duck, North Carolina. The second and third pictures are of one of their more interesting pieces of equipment known as the CRAB. CRAB is an acronym for Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy and is used to collect sediment samples, map the ocean floor, and occasionally make equipment repairs on the pier. Each of the wheels is taller than a person and is filled with liquid for keeping it stabilized in water. It is capable of going to depths of approximately 30 feet. If you look closely you can see a dolphin that I didn't realize surfaced in the first picture.

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    The CRAB!


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    The CRAB further in the water:
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    That is so cool. I have never seen a CRAB before. And I spotted the dolphin too. lol
     
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    I could use one of those in the desert. I don't know how, but it would blow some minds.

    (I like that first shot, waves coming in sideways like that look cool)
     

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