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GumbyMoor buoy is being built in the shop by Michael McCarthy and Neil McPhee


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)


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