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Images: Woman on Board

Mooring technician Meghan Donohue joined WHOI's Mooring Operations and Engineering group in August 2014. She was the first woman to do so. (Photo by Peter Wiebe, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
In the fall of 2016, Donohue participated in a research cruise to the Global Argentine Basin Array, one of four global arrays operated by WHOI as part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Donohue led mooring deployments and recoveries on the cruise. (Illustration by Jack Cook and Eric Taylor, WHOI Graphic Services)
Donohue (on buoy) connects a surface buoy to a crane that will hoist the buoy into the water from the deck of the research vessel Atlantis. The buoy is part of a scientific mooring that was deployed in February 2015, on the first Ocean Observatories Initiative cruise to the Global Argentine Basin Array. (Photo courtesy of Meghan Donohue, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Dononhue changes the rigging of a subsurface float that was just pulled out of the water at the Global Argentine Basin Array in the South Atlantic Ocean. Research cruises to remote locations such as this one can often last a month or more. (Photo by Diane Suhm, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sometimes mooring deployments continue into the night. After a long and challenging deployment, Donohue waits for the countdown to cut the safety strap and release the anchor, the final component of a mooring to hit the water. (Photo by Jared Schwartz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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