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R/V Knorr and Atlantis in San Diego

Two Ships Pass

In 2009, R/V Knorr and Atlantis crossed paths in San Diego. They barely missed reuniting again in Woods Hole recently—Knorr left last weekend for Greenland while Atlantis arrives over the weekend after more than four years away. Atlantis will spend the next two months in the area doing cruises to service the Line W moorings and to participate in a study of carbon transport in the northwestern Atlantic before taking Alvin to the Gulf of Mexico. Knorr is currently headed for the port town of Nuuk to support a long-term project studying water flow through the Davis Straits before crossing the Atlantic to Lisbon.

(Photo by Alexander Dorsk, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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