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scanfish and vpr on deck

Waiting in the wings

The bright yellow "ScanFish II,” a new towed vehicle that takes samples while it flies up and down in the water, and the Video Plankton Recorder (background) are stowed on the fantail of the R/V Oceanus during a November 2008 cruise in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The instruments were utilized for high-resolution, water-column studies in the Caribbean The cruise, research, and new ScanFish vehicle were funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, as part of a collaborative research partnership with WHOI. (Photo by Nick Woods, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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