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Recovering a Mooring in the Arctic

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Elizabeth Adams (center), a U.S. Coast Guard Marine Science Technician, assists WHOI engineer John Kemp (blue hard hat) and others in making a mooring recovery during an October 2011 Chukchi-Beaufort Sea cruise aboard USCGC Healy.  WHOI engineer Jim Ryder holds a tag line while U.S. Coast Guard Marine Science Technician Horace Brittle (white hard hat) positions himself on the fantail. The mooring was part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation exploring the ocean-atmosphere-ice system in the western Arctic. (Photo by Donglai Gong, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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