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Images: Three Atlantises

The 143-foot ketch, Atlantis was christened in 1931, shortly after Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was founded. (Courtesy of WHOI Archives)

Atlantis II, shown here on a cruise to the Black Sea, served the oceanographic community from 1963 to 1996.

WHOI's third Atlantis was christened in 1997. (Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)