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Hoisting a piston tube off R/V Atlantis

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Hoisting a piston tube off R/V Atlantis (circa 1949).  Collection of sediment samples from the seafloor with various types of coring devices began in the 1930s and continues today.  More than 14,000 samples reside in the Seafloor Samples Laboratory.
(Photo by Don Fay, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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