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April 3, 2009

Jason Meets the Carnivorous Sea Squirt

Expedition to the Tasman Fracture finds unknown species
Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine
April 10, 2008

Happy as a (Newly Discovered) Clam

Want to find something on the seafloor? Engineer Tom Crook's your man.
Source: Oceanus Magazine
December 13, 2007

Robot Paints Stunning Map of Deep-sea Volcano

Sonar images reveal submerged Pacific Ocean volcano in glorious detail
Source: Oceanus Magazine
May 15, 2007

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Could Jason recover instruments stuck to the seafloor by newly erupted lava?
Source: Oceanus Magazine
jakuba
February 21, 2007

Young Pup Teaches an Old Robot New Tricks

MIT/WHOI graduate student improves the Autonomous Benthic Explorer's ability to hunt for seafloor vents
Source: Oceanus Magazine
hagfish
February 16, 2007

Would a Hagfish By Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?

A new species, Eptatretus strickrotti, is named for the Alvin pilot who captured it
Source: Oceanus Magazine
jason jr. at wreck of Titanic
October 4, 2006

Engineers Honored for Pioneering Undersea Robot

Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 19, 2006

A Laser Light in the Ocean Depths

Graduate student works to adapt laser technology to detect chemicals on the seafloor
Source: Oceanus Magazine
ABE
April 19, 2006

ABE—The Autonomous Benthic Explorer

WHOI's deep-diving vehicle makes Wired magazine's robotic hall of fame
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Action, Camera ... Lights
November 23, 2005

Action, Camera ... Lights

New deep-sea “light post” illuminates the ocean's perpetual night
Source: Oceanus Magazine
August 3, 2005

'Ever Get Scared in the Sub?' and Other Questions

Interviews with the pilots who take Alvin to the deep
Source: Oceanus Magazine
On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses
June 28, 2005

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites
Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine
For the Navy, the Coast Isn't Clear
January 25, 2005

For the Navy, the Coast Isn't Clear

Oceanographers mobilize to help the Navy operate effectively in complex, shallow waters
Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Paving the seafloor?brick by brick
March 22, 2004

Paving the Seafloor—Brick by Brick

New vehicles and magnetic techniques reveal details of seafloor lava flows
Source: Oceanus Magazine
A Few Good Men?Actually, Two
June 1, 2003

A Few Good Men? Actually, Two

Expedition Leader Pat Hickey becomes just the second submersible pilot to dive more than 500 times in Alvin.

Access to the Sea
April 1, 1997

Access to the Sea

Encompasses Ships, Submersibles,
Autonomous and Remote Vehicles, Observatories,
Drifters, Extreme Climate Capability, and Drilling
Source: Oceanus Magazine
WHOI and Access to the Sea
April 1, 1997

WHOI and Access to the Sea

Source: Oceanus Magazine
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
Source: Oceanus Magazine

WHOI News Releases

August 6, 2010

Alvin Gets an Interior Re-design

Sub's new sphere offers room to add a bit of comfort
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Alvin
August 6, 2004

Deeper-Diving Human Occupied Submersible to Replace Alvin

New 6500-meter vehicle will provide expanded capabilities for US Scientist
Source: Media Relations
New Science Channel Program Features WHOI Underwater Vehicles
October 29, 2003

New Science Channel Program Features WHOI Underwater Vehicles

"Robots of the Deep" Premiers November 7
Source: Media Relations
June 5, 2003

Scientists Explore New England Seamounts for Clues to Climate Change

Public Can Join Live Web Expedition through June 17
Source: Media Relations
Jason II Launch
October 31, 2002

http://www.whoi.edu/media/JASONII.html

JASON II reaches most of the world ocean floor and sends data ashore via the Internet
Source: Media Relations
Tube Worms
May 8, 2002

Major Cruise to Galapagos Rift Marks 25th Anniversary of Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vent Discovery

Scientists to revisit hydrothermal vents discovered in 1977, explore for new vents during two-week May-June cruise to be shared via Web sites with students and the general public
Source: Media Relations
Fornari
October 19, 2001

Two WHOI Scientists Recognized with Endowed Positions

Source: Media Relations
Susan Humphris
April 5, 2001

Scientists Release First Images of Hydrothermal Vents Found in the Indian Ocean

Images reveal array of animals, black smokers
Source: Media Relations
March 26, 2001

Dive and Discover Web Site Puts Classrooms on the Frontier of Ocean Exploration

Indian Ocean Cruise Set for March 27 to May 5, 2001
Source: Media Relations
Jason II
February 18, 2000

New Generation Deep Ocean Vehicle Funded by $1 Million Keck Foundation Grant

ROV will reach most of the world ocean floor and send data ashore via the Internet
Source: Media Relations
June 2, 1999

http://www.whoi.edu/media/news_alvin35.release.html

Source: Media Relations
December 12, 1997

Advances in Underwater Imaging Provide Scientists With New Eyes in an Amazing Undersea World

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"
Source: Media Relations