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vpr deployment

Ready for their close up

On board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Bering Sea, marine science technician chief Mark Rieg (at left) and WHOI researcher Phil Alatalo (right) prepare to deploy a video plankton recorder — an underwater video microscope system — during an April 2009 cruise to study the Arctic ocean ecosystem.
“This particular instrument is very good at capturing the very tiny things,”  Alatalo said.
(Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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