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From Oceanus Magazine

Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

Seafloor lavas reveal the inner workings of our planet

The Hot Spot Below Yellowstone Park

Researchers use deep-sea technology to explore volcanic lake

Why Did the El Faro Sink?

Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor

After Overhaul, Jason Is Stronger Than Ever

Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded

Communicating Under Sea Ice

Engineers use ocean channel to efficiently relay sound

To Track a Sea Turtle

Underwater vehicles follow tagged turtles in the wild

TurtleCam

Exploring the secret life of endangered leatherback turtles

A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

Epic voyage begins to illuminate the micro-universe across the Pacific

A Smarter Undersea Robot

Engineers seek to correct a curious deficiency

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Novel experiments probe how life thrives at the seafloor

'Covering' Alvin's History

Museum exhibit highlights sub-related postal artifacts

High-tech Dives on an Ancient Wreck

Archaeologists return to Antikythera with advanced ocean technology

Alvin's Animals

Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub

Alvin's Fun Facts

Amazing, bizarre, and just plain interesting

Rebuilding Alvin: Chris German

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

At 50, Alvin Gets an Extreme Makeover

Same name, but dramatically upgraded submersible

Bringing Alvin Back on Board

Specially trained swimmers are key links between sub and ship

Rebuilding Alvin: Don Peters

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Durante & Skowronski

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Logan Driscoll

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Humphris & Strickrott

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Bruce Strickrott

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Rod Catanach

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Anthony Tarantino

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Ready, Set, Dive

Video shows the daily dance to deploy Alvin into the ocean

Rebuilding Alvin: Jonathan Howland

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Forte

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Li'l Alvin

Diving enthusiast builds miniature version of famous sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Kakani Katija Young

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Elder and Fournier

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Megan Carroll & Kaitlyn McCartney

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Swimming with Sharks

An underwater robot learns how to track great whites

Rebuilding Alvin: Kurt Uetz

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

Go Down Jason, Let My Mooring Go

A team hustles to rescue a key instrument from the depths

Rebuilding Alvin: Al Suchy

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Dutch Wegman

A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Patrick Hennessy

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Paul Keith

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Chris Lathan

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Lisa Smith

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Hugh Popenoe and Rob Lewis

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Rebuilding Alvin: Phil Santos

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Jeff McDonald

A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub

Timothy Kling

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Brian Pepin

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Will Sellers

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Ben Pietro

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Joe Harvey and Vic Miller

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Robert Waters

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Geoffrey Ekblaw

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Jefferson Grau

A series on the people reassembling the iconic sub

Deep-sea Vents Yield New Species

Scientists explore the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean

The Boy in the Alvin Sphere

Testing the sub's personnel sphere—then and now

In Search of the Pink and White Terraces

WHOI vehicles help find landmarks lost in 1886 eruption

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

A Plume of Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon

Some hydrocarbons from the oil spill lingered in the depths

From Pac-Man to the Seafloor

Graduate student seeks ways to build a better robot

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

The Icebot

A video documents expedition to use robots under Arctic ice

A Titanic Tale

A former Alvin pilot recalls his 1986 dives on the shipwreck

Alvin Gets an Interior Re-design

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

A Robot Is Resurrected at Sea

Engineers rebuild damaged deep-sea vehicle and complete mission

R.I.P.  A.B.E

The pioneering Autonomous Benthic Explorer is lost at sea

A Robot Starts to Make Decisions on its Own

Scientists give more autonomy to autonomous underwater vehicles

Eleanor Bors

Exploring deep-sea life

Stephanie Chin

A biological sampler for underwater vehicles

Clara Smart

Floating Without Imploding

A conversation with WHOI engineer Don Peters

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

A conversation with WHOI engineer Jonathan Howland

Armed and Dexterous

A conversation with WHOI engineer Matt Heintz

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

A conversation with WHOI engineer Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench

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

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

A conversation with WHOI engineer Andy Bowen

A New Deep-Sea Robot Called Sentry

Autonomous underwater vehicle completes its first scientific mission

Building the Next-Generation Alvin Submersible

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

Arctic Voyage Tests New Robots for Ice-covered Oceans

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

Mining the Origins of Life

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

Summer Under Arctic Ice

A conversation with WHOI geophysicist Rob Reves-Sohn

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

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

People Around WHOI

Gone Fish Assessing

Undersea robot swims over rocky road where trawls dare not go

Jason Versus the Volcano

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

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

New Hybrid Deep-sea Vehicle Is Christened Nereus

Unique underwater vehicle is named in nationwide student contest

ABE—The Autonomous Benthic Explorer

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

Flying Blind in the Ice Factory

Scientists test innovative technology to navigate vehicles under Arctic ice

Three Ships and a Sub

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

Alvin's Pilots

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

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

A conversation with former Alvin pilot Anthony Tarantino

Robo-Sailors

Navy-sponsored research spawns a new generation of underwater vehicles

Realizing the Dreams of da Vinci and Verne

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

A Unique Vehicle for a Unique Environment

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

"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

Data Collected by Autonomous Underwater Vehicle