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Images Dated 9th December 2004

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Choose from 108 pictures in our Images Dated 9th December 2004 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Chambered Hairy NAUTILUS - very rare Featured 9 Dec 2004 Print

Chambered Hairy NAUTILUS - very rare

VT-8335
Chambered Hairy NAUTILUS - very rare
Milne Bay. Papua New Guinea
Nautilus macromphalus
This rarely seen hairy nautilus was trapped in 80 m of water and was later released 20 m down.
Valerie & Ron Taylor
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

© Ron & Valerie Taylor/ardea.com

RFA Gold Rover Featured 9 Dec 2004 Print

RFA Gold Rover

Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel RFA Gold Rover with a Seaking helicopter from 845 Naval Air Squadron on her flight deck.
RFA Gold Rover is one of two remaining small fleet-support tankers in the RFA Flotilla. She was built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders on the River Tyne, and was accepted into RFA Service in 1974. The Ships Company comprises 56 Officers and ratings of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, who are all British Registered Seafarers.
The primary role of the Gold Rover is to replenish warships of the Royal Navy with Fuel Oil, aviation fuel, lubricants, fresh water and a limited amount of dry cargo and refrigerated stores whilst underway.
The process of transferring fuel and stores at sea is known as RAS (Replenishment at Sea), and requires the RFA and its customer warship to steam along side by side whilst the fuel and stores are transferred from one ship to the other, using hoses and lines that are rigged between the two ships. RFA Gold Rover has the capability to replenish two warships at the same time one on either side at the same time. This complex task requires a high degree of seamanship, especially in rough weather conditions and at night

Heath and moorland fires, UK Featured 9 Dec 2004 Print

Heath and moorland fires, UK

Heath and moorland fires in the UK, Aqua satellite image. April 2003 was a warm, dry month in Northern Europe. This, combined with a strong easterly wind, led to heath and moorland fires breaking out throughout Britain. Plumes from the largest of these can be seen below the Pennines and along the west coast of Scotland. Sand from the Sahara and air pollution exacerbated the problem, forming the hazy clouds seen in the image. This image was produced on the 18th April 2003 by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

© NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY