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When Mark Spear stepped out of the submersible Alvin as WHOI's newest deep-sea pilot, fellow pilot Gavin Eppard greeted him with a traditional baptism on the deck of R/V Atlantis. Spear is the 36th person to complete pilot training in the 42-year history of the submersible. (Photo by Jeremy Potter, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration)
The comb jelly, Thalassocalyce, is found in surface waters and midwater regions of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and sometimes in central California waters when warmer Pacific Ocean waters come inshore. Its bell-shaped body opens wide to capture prey. (Photo by Laurence Madin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Ship steward Judith Joncas peers out from a porthole of the Canadian icebreaker Louis St-Laurent. Stewards are often the morale builders of a research cruise, and Joncas kept the crew well-fed and well cared for during the Beaufort Gyre Exploration Experiment. Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Alvin has safely transported more than 8,000 researchers on more than 4,100 dives to depths of 14,764 feet (4,500 meters). (Photo by Mark Spear, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Viewed in polarized light, this thin section of the skeleton of a Pacific reef-building coral, Acropora gemmifera, looks more like abstract art. The skeleton is made up of millions of tiny crystals of calcium carbonate that behave like prisms and refract the light from the microscope. For scale, the width of the black holes on the skeleton are roughly 100 microns. (Photo by Anne Cohen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Salpa aspera, a jelly-like species of animal found in the Atlantic Ocean, can link into chains several meters long and comprised of as many as 80 individuals. These "salps" form massive blooms in the summer?covering as much as 100,000 square kilometers and sinking about 4,000 tons of carbon into the ocean each day in fecal pellets. They spend their days submerged at 600 meters depth and their nights migrating to the sea surface before diving again. (Photo by Laurence Madin, Woods Hole Oceanograhic Institution)
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