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Winch operations

A Turn at the Winch

WHOI research specialist Daniel Torres, dressed for cold even in August, watches wire pay out from a winch to deploy a mooring in the ocean off Norway. Torres was aboard the Norwegian ship R/V Lance on a 2012 research trip, part of an international collaboration with WHOI scientist Bob Pickart to study the flow of warm water around Norway's Svalbard Islands and into the Arctic Ocean.

(Photo courtesy of Dan Torres, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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