Image of the Day

200 / 365

multifunction node welding

A whale of an anchor

WHOI welder Tony Delane works on the mooring anchor framework for a multifunction node (MFN) and buoy system that will help researchers monitor the activity of North Atlantic right whales, Eubalaena glacialis. Built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the MFN system was deployed in 2007 off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, where the whales spend the winter calving season. The species is endangered; only 300 to 400 North Atlantic right whales remain. They migrate north in spring to feed on plankton and rear their young in waters off the coast of New England and southeastern Canada.



(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

SHARE THIS:

Image and Visual Licensing

Text, images, graphics and other material contained on this website are subject to copyright. For more information or to license material, please contact the WHOI Media Relations Office, media@whoi.edu or (508) 289-3340.

Explore Visual WHOI

Search multimedia database

License our Visuals