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A set of floats lowered by the ship's crane.

Nested In The Ice

A crane's yellow arm floats above a bevy of yellow floats, retreiving a set of moored instruments from crushing broken ice in the Beaufort Gyre, north of Alaska, in 2005. WHOI physical oceanographer Andrey Proshutinsky and a multi-national team aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Louis S. St. Laurent set out the moorings carrying instruments to monitor temperature, saltiness, and currents in a rapidly changing part of the ocean, part of a multi-national multi-year effort to understand changing conditions in this ocean basin.

(Photo by Christopher Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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