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Dive and Discover

Dive and Discover

Stories, photos, and videos take you on board research expeditions that explore some of the most remote and unknown reaches of the ocean and the organisms that live there.

2014

R/V Knorr

OSNAP Cruise Log

July 4 - 30, 2014
WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower leads the first U.S. cruise to deply instruments as part of  OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program).

Dongsha

Expedition to Dongsha Atoll

May 22 - June 26
Venture to a remote coral atoll in the South China Sea to study the interaction betweeen the reef ecosystem and the world's largest "internal waves."

Arctic Spring

Arctic Spring

May 2014
Explore life on and under the sea ice in a unique, multi-disciplinary expedition to the top of the world.

Kermadec Trench Expedition 2014

Kermadec Trench Expedition 2014

April 10 to May 20, 2014
Follow a team of scientists and engineers from seven different research institutions who will use HROV Nereus, a deep-diving remotely operated vehicle, to explore part of the Kermedec Trench, one of the deepest in world.

Galveston Bay Oil Spill

Galveston Bay Oil Spill Sample Collection

March 31 to April 6, 2014
Follow WHOI researchers as they collect samples related to the Galveston Bay oil spill. On March 22, 2014, a container ship, the M/V Summer Wind, collided with the oil barge, Kirby 27706, rupturing one of its starboard tanks and releasing 168,000 gallons of fuel oil.

Alvin Science Verification Cruise

Alvin Science Verification Cruise

March 14 - 26, 2014
After a three-year upgrade, the submersible Alvin returns to service as a significantly improved, much enhanced scientific instrument. A series of dives in the Gulf of Mexico tested the capabilities of its science and other systems.