Down to the Sea for Science—Science Features

Brackett Hersey tests electronic gear in the upper lab aboard Atlantis

Brackett Hersey tests electronic gear in the upper lab aboard Atlantis. He joined the WHOI staff in 1947 to run an underwater acoustics program and later became the first chairman of the Geology and Geophysics Department. Navy funding for his group played a major role in sustaining the Institution in the uncertain postwar period. After moving to the Office of Naval Research in 1966, Hersey maintained close ties at WHOI. (Photo by Don Fay)

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