Summer Student Fellow William Goldsmith fishes for research off the Iselin dock this past summer. Goldsmith, of Harvard University, worked in WHOI’s Fish Ecology Lab alongside biologist Simon Thorrold. The summer program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to get hands-on oceanographic research experience working with world-class scientists and engineers.
(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Summer Student Fellow Garrett Mitchell, of the University of Maryland at College Park, spent his summer working with WHOI geologist Adam Soule. The two used seafloor imagery collected by Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE) to map lava flows, hydrothermal vents, and biologic communities on the Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (5˚S). The image behind them is a mosaic, where each of the several thousand seafloor photographs is pieced together like a puzzle based on the location and attitude (pitch, roll, yaw) of the vehicle.