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July 2, 2014

Alvin's Animals

Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub

July 2, 2014

Alvin's Fun Facts

Amazing, bizarre, and just plain interesting

June 18, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Chris German

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

June 11, 2014

At 50, Alvin Gets an Extreme Makeover

Same name, but dramatically upgraded submersible

June 9, 2014

Bringing Alvin Back on Board

Specially trained swimmers are key links between sub and ship

May 30, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Don Peters

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 23, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Durante & Skowronski

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 23, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Logan Driscoll

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 16, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Humphris & Strickrott

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 16, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Bruce Strickrott

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 9, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Rod Catanach

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 9, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Anthony Tarantino

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 1, 2014

Ready, Set, Dive

Video shows the daily dance to deploy Alvin into the ocean

April 9, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Jonathan Howland

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

April 2, 2014

Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Forte

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

February 27, 2014

Li'l Alvin

Diving enthusiast builds miniature version of famous sub

September 27, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Kakani Katija Young

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

September 25, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Elder and Fournier

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

August 15, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Megan Carroll & Kaitlyn McCartney

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Swimming with Sharks
August 5, 2013

Swimming with Sharks

An underwater robot learns how to track great whites

July 30, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Kurt Uetz

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

 Go Down Jason, Let My Mooring Go
July 17, 2013

Go Down Jason, Let My Mooring Go

A team hustles to rescue a key instrument from the depths

July 12, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Al Suchy

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

July 9, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Dutch Wegman

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

July 1, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Patrick Hennessy

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

June 25, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Paul Keith

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

June 19, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Chris Lathan

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

June 7, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Lisa Smith

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

June 5, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Hugh Popenoe and Rob Lewis

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 31, 2013

Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Santos

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

May 29, 2013

Jeff McDonald

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

April 9, 2013

Timothy Kling

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

April 4, 2013

Brian Pepin

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

April 2, 2013

Will Sellers

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

March 19, 2013

Ben Pietro

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

March 15, 2013

Joe Harvey and Vic Miller

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

March 12, 2013

Robert Waters

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

March 8, 2013

Geoffrey Ekblaw

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Putting Alvin Back Together Again
January 11, 2013

Jefferson Grau

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

September 14, 2012

Deep-sea Vents Yield New Species

Scientists explore the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean

June 19, 2012

The Boy in the Alvin Sphere

Testing the sub's personnel sphere—then and now

May 9, 2012

In Search of the Pink and White Terraces

WHOI vehicles help find landmarks lost in 1886 eruption

December 28, 2011

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

July 18, 2011

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

June 24, 2011

From Pac-Man to the Seafloor

Graduate student seeks ways to build a better robot

March 23, 2011

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

October 29, 2010

The Icebot

A video documents expedition to use robots under Arctic ice

September 2, 2010

A Titanic Tale

A former Alvin pilot recalls his 1986 dives on the shipwreck

August 6, 2010

Alvin Gets an Interior Re-design

Sub's new sphere offers room to add a bit of comfort

Rod Catanach and Sentry
May 5, 2010

A Robot Is Resurrected at Sea

Engineers rebuild damaged deep-sea vehicle and complete mission

March 19, 2010

R.I.P.  A.B.E

The pioneering Autonomous Benthic Explorer is lost at sea

February 22, 2010

A Robot Starts to Make Decisions on its Own

Scientists give more autonomy to autonomous underwater vehicles

November 13, 2009

Eleanor Bors

Exploring deep-sea life

November 13, 2009

Stephanie Chin

A biological sampler for underwater vehicles

November 13, 2009

Clara Smart

July 1, 2009

Floating Without Imploding

A conversation with WHOI engineer Don Peters

June 15, 2009

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

A conversation with WHOI engineer Jonathan Howland

June 11, 2009

Armed and Dexterous

A conversation with WHOI engineer Matt Heintz

June 5, 2009

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

A conversation with WHOI engineer Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

June 4, 2009

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench

New hybrid deep-sea vehicle descends 6.8 miles in the Challenger Deep

June 4, 2009

Miles Under the Sea, Hanging on by Hair-Thin Fiber

A conversation with WHOI engineer Andy Bowen

March 19, 2009

A New Deep-Sea Robot Called Sentry

Autonomous underwater vehicle completes its first scientific mission

November 10, 2008

Building the Next-Generation Alvin Submersible

Plan offers a roadmap to extend sub's diving capacity to reach 98 percent of the seafloor

singh jaguar
April 15, 2008

Arctic Voyage Tests New Robots for Ice-covered Oceans

Putting untethered vehicles under the ice cap is one thing. Getting them back is another.

March 6, 2008

Mining the Origins of Life

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

July 19, 2007

Summer Under Arctic Ice

A conversation with WHOI geophysicist Rob Reves-Sohn

May 15, 2007

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Could Jason recover instruments stuck to the seafloor by newly erupted lava?

Mark Spear covered in mud
October 11, 2006

People Around WHOI

photomosaic of seafloor
August 10, 2006

Gone Fish Assessing

Undersea robot swims over rocky road where trawls dare not go

Jason photo of volcano eruption
August 4, 2006

Jason Versus the Volcano

Undersea robot provides a rare close-up view of a deep-sea eruption

July 25, 2006

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

HROV named Nereus
June 26, 2006

New Hybrid Deep-sea Vehicle Is Christened Nereus

Unique underwater vehicle is named in nationwide student contest

ABE
April 19, 2006

ABE—The Autonomous Benthic Explorer

WHOI's deep-diving vehicle makes Wired magazine's robotic hall of fame

January 24, 2006

Flying Blind in the Ice Factory

Scientists test innovative technology to navigate vehicles under Arctic ice

Two Ships and a Sub
December 1, 2005

Three Ships and a Sub

Keeping up with the research vessels Knorr, Atlantis, Oceanus, and the deep-sea submersible Alvin

August 3, 2005

Alvin's Pilots

A tight-knit group with the 'right stuff' to guide a submersible on the seafloor

anthony tarantino
August 3, 2005

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

A conversation with former Alvin pilot Anthony Tarantino

Robo-Sailors
January 28, 2005

Robo-Sailors

Navy-sponsored research spawns a new generation of underwater vehicles

Realizing the Dreams  of da Vinci and Verne
August 27, 2004

Realizing the Dreams of da Vinci and Verne

A diverse fleet of innovative deep-submergence vehicles heralds a new era of ocean exploration

Unique Vehicles for a Unique Environment
August 23, 2004

A Unique Vehicle for a Unique Environment

New autonomous robots will pierce an ice-covered ocean and explore the Arctic abyss

April 1, 1997

"What a Year!"

WHOI's Deep Submergence Lab Brings Together Four Technologies to Serve Three Diverse Expeditions

The Magnetic Thickness Of A Recent Submarine Lava Flow
March 1, 1997

The Magnetic Thickness Of A Recent Submarine Lava Flow

Data Collected by Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

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