Image of the Day

27 / 363

Researchers on R/V Oceanus deploy a sampling sled.

Night Spins

In the middle of a summer night, researchers working from the research vessel Oceanus deploy a sampling sled to detect chemical tracers that helped them track how an eddy mixes water layers of the ocean. Eddies are the oceanic equivalent of a hurricane—a huge mass of water spinning like a whirlpool, moving through the ocean for months, stretching across tens to hundreds of miles, and stirring up a vortex of water and material from the depths to the surface. (Photo by David Ciochetto, Dalhousie University)


Image and Visual Licensing

Text, images, graphics and other material contained on this website are subject to copyright. For more information or to license material, please contact the Director of Digital Assets, or (508) 289-2647.

Explore Visual WHOI

Search multimedia database

License our Visuals