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Mooring recovery

A Current Affair

WHOI engineer Jeff Pietro and Scott Worrilow, manager of the WHOI Sub-Surface Mooring Operations Group (left to right), recover a current meter in an experiment led by physical oceanographer Ruth Curry to put six moorings on the seafloor to measure deep-sea currents. In 2012, when the team went to retrieve the instruments, a trigger mechanism failed to release the key sixth mooring. Curry quickly brought in the deep-sea robot Jason and its talented crew to try to get it back. See a video of what happened. (Photo by Carolina Nobre, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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