Bosun Clindor Cacho admires a rainbow as the Oceanus prepares to
dock at St. Thomas, U.S.
Virgin Islands in November 2008, after a transit across the Atlantic.
The ship, scientists, and crew were in the Caribbean
to take measurements of the water-column—a conceptual slice, or column of the
ocean from surface to bottom—using sensors and samplers: WHOI scientist Dave
Fratantoni's ScanFish (a towed vehicle that samples while moving up and
down in the water) and the Video
Plankton Recorder. This research and the new ScanFish was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and
Technology, part of a collaborative
research agreement with WHOI.
(Photo by Alexander Dorsk, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)