Engineering assistant Michael McCarthy (left) and senior engineering
assistant Neil McPhee work to assemble the surface buoy for a
GumbyMoor, a new mooring design that allows the line to stretch to
twice its length in order to overcome the tug of swift currents and
wild ocean weather. Recently, a mooring with this new design was
deployed off of Grenada for a volcano-monitoring project.
(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)