Image of the Day : 2007

  • Timothy Eglinton deployed a sediment trap off the New England coast to investigate how carbon is transported from continental margins to the deep ocean.
  • Tom Austin with New York REMUS TIV inspection vehicle.
  • Jim Broda (front) and Jack Cook working on long core animation.
  • Christmas morning on Atlantis cruise AT15-14.
  • Cape Royds from the sea ice.
  • Aaron Kayes of the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) holds the line and Frank Raspante of Hydroid, Inc., lends a hand to steady the REMUS-6000.
  • Jeff Sherman and Brian Guest working on the Spray Glider.
  • Some groups travel with a complete portable shelter called a ?tomato.?
  • Jian Lin and colleagues examine geological evidence of past earthquakes near the Mediterranean coast of Algeria.
  • Nereus HROV undergoing dock testing.
  • Close up view of retrieved long core sediment core.
  • Barnacle attached to a floating piece of pumice.
  • Driving slowly back to McMurdo Station in an oversized transport vehicle, everyone was tired.
  • WHOI scientist Richard Camilli shakes hands with pilot Konstantinos
  • Dune and beach profiling on Nantucket.
  • ALVIN swimmers Patrick Neumann (on sub) and Ken Feldman (in water).
  • An Adelie bends low to check on its eggs.
  • Using five years of data on right whale sightings (red indicates more frequent sightings), researchers have proposed seasonal changes to shipping lanes to reduce ship-whale collisions.
  • Working in open water in Antarctica's Ross Sea, Assistant Scientist Mak Saito deploys a water sampler from the R/V Nathaniel Palmer.
  • Long Core system being deployed off the R/V Knorr.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Jed Goldstone (left) teaches Summer Student Fellows Thiago Parente (center) and Katie Barott to sample killifish.
  • Michael Holcomb, Byron Pedler, and Ben Van Mooy recovering experimental plates under the WHOI pier.
  • Penguins on Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean.
  • View down the bow of R/V Atlantis.
  • Terry Hammar and Al Gagnon labeling cores recovered with the Long Core.
  • A mud core sample in the hands of Biology Postdoc Luciano Fernandes
  • WHOI engineer Tom Hurst.
  • Working in lab on Long Core test cruise.
  • Ari Shapiro listens to narwhal vocalizations.
  • Long Core system
  • Konrad Hughen is a paleoclimatologist in the WHOI Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry.
  • Rosacea, siphonophore
  • Graduate students Jinbo Wang (left) and Evgeny Logvinov.
  • Dan Fornari and Tracey Gregg inspect a portion of a lava pillar that was generated during a 1991 eruption on the East Pacific Rise.
  • Manatees have round heads, squinty eyes, and bodies up to 13 feet in length.
  • Knight Fellows visit to WHOI 2007.
  • Woods Hole village, March 31, 2007, Saturday night around 11 p.m.
  • Bryn Warren and Luciano Fernandes process mud samples for Red Tide Cysts in Oceanus wet lab.
  • The Arctic Halocline
  • Pete Liarikos, Bosun on the Knorr, rises into an Icelandic coast guard helicopter during cruise KN189-04.
  • R/V Knorr science crew arriving back from Long Core sea trials cruise.
  • Ronnie Whims, AB on Oceanus, plays guitar on deck near a Craib corer.
  • Jeff Lord servicing a WHOI ASIMET/Tsunami Buoy for the Chilean Navy
  • The Knorr at dock in Reykjavik harbor just before starting cruise KN189-04.
  • R/V Cape Hatteras in the Gulf of Maine in 2004 during the 2007 World Series.
  • Gary Austin, assembling soft tether release on the LFASE (Low Frequency Acoustic Seismic Experiment) deployment.
  • Amanda Uster (left) and Beth Christensen (right) opening a retrieved core on R/V Knorr.
  • Terry Hammar working underneath the 'dog dish' component of the Long Core system.
  • John Kemp leading efforts to deploy 62 moorings for the experiment.
  • DRV Sea Cliff
  • Clap traps awaiting deployment during Vertigo cruise in 2005.
  • Ocean Observatories Initiative press conference at WHOI.
  • Ben Allen firing the canon upon the arrival of the R/V Knorr.
  • A global system of ocean circulation?often called the Great Ocean Conveyor.
  • 2007 Summer Student Fellows Tess Brandon and Kelsey Winsor deploy a box corer off the stern of R/V Tioga.
  • Researchers traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands to collect seaweed that host algae that cause ciguatera fish poisoning.
  • Icy wake of Oden
  • Mooring deployment operation, R/V Kilo Moana, Vertigo Hawaii Cruise
  • Summer Student Fellow Tess Brandon and Engineering Assistant Amy Kukulya working with a REMUS at the dock.
  • Sunita Williams pressured styrofoam cup.
  • 2007 Summer Student Fellow Skylar Bayer in lab.
  • Joint Program student Christie Wood and Postdoctoral Investigator Alfredo Aretxabaleta prepare to recover the CTD rosette.
  • Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus), Glover's Reef, Belize.
  • Chief Scientist John Goff (blue t-shirt and jeans) and other science staff are deploying a Vibracorer off the R/V Knorr.
  • Scott Cramer showing the Ocean Science Journalism Fellows the MRF facility.
  • Rob Reves-Sohn preparing a Mexican meal for the cruise crew.
  • Jim Valdes and Amy Bower with SALP system framework.
  • This is the first sunset of the R/V Knorr cruise on transit from Woods Hole towards the New Jersey continental shelf.
  • Puma waited on the surface, nestled safely in a slushy patch of ice.
  • Heeling tanks on Oden.
  • Summer Student Fellow Amy Kidd and CICOR Postdoctoral Scholar Jeremiah Hackett study the genetics of toxic algae in the culture lab.
  • Sun finally shines up in the Arctic.
  • Summer Student Fellows launch a CTD off R/V Tioga in July 2006.
  • Ken Buesseler with an NBST.
  • Jaguar recovery onto Oden.
  • A sunny day provides a rare opportunity in the Arctic to measure optical properties in situ while sensors on an orbiting satellite image the same location.
  • Mike Jakuba of Johns Hopkins University guided the robotic underwater vehicle Jaguar back on board.
  • Amy Bower showing Perkins School students around the Pilot House of Knorr.
  • The WHOI mooring group deploys a University of Miami mooring from R/V Knorr.
  • WHOI volunteer Sheldon Holzer showing a student a REMUS vehicle at the WHOI exhibit center.
  • Working on the deck of the research vessel Atlantis, pilots and technicians from the Alvin Group scrub down the submersible between dives.
  • Researchers and crew aboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould recover a new Large Area Plankton Imaging System (LAPIS) after a test in Antarctic waters in March 2006.
  • John Collins and Susan Humphris with the BB OBS instrument.
  • Research Engineer Bob Elder tests refurbished pigtail wiring before reinstalling electrical components during a rebuild of the remotely operated vehicle Jason.
  • Alvin pilot Phil Forte and biologist Tim Shank diving in Alvin.
  • On a gray day in August 2006, WHOI research associate Phil Alatalo (right) and Captain Bill Kopplin motored out to the R/V Annika Marie at Barrow, Alaska.
  • The group spent a month in the eastern Manus Basin, near Papua New Guinea in 2006, collecting hydrothermal vent fluids to analyze their composition.
  • Aboard the Bulgarian R/V Akademik, research specialist Alan Gagnon (in the hat) and Bulgarian scientists inspect Niskin bottles during a Black Sea cruise with Assistant Scientist Marco Coolen.
  • WHOI Marine mammal biologist and veterinarian Michael Moore has developed numerous techniques for working with whales from small open boats, including mechanisms for delivering medicines to whales.
  • R/V Knorr departing the WHOI dock for the Long Core test cruise, 8/28/07.
  • The White Tern (Gygis alba) nests on coral islands throughout the tropics.
  • Buoy recovery operations on R/V Knorr.
  • a group of workers from the Facilities department moved the Pilot Whale skeleton, which had been hanging in Redfield lobby, up to its new home in the hallway at MRF.
  • Looking down from the ship, scientists and crew look for Puma.
  • BL Owens waving goodbye to the SEA schooner Corwith Cramer.
  • Ice chunks off the side of Oden.
  • Dave Morton throwing overboard a sonobuoy hydrophone receiver.
  • Students take part in studies of the formation and active volcanism on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Brian Kidd, Will Ostrom and Glen Gawarkiewicz recover the Scanfish
  • Stickers posted at the Narwhal Hotel
  • Science staff kicking a hacky sack on Oden.
  • Mark Baumgartner and Melissa Patrician working to deploy a CTD off Tioga.
  • The largest oceanographic field experiment in WHOI history.
  • Assembly of the ceramic housing for the new HROV.
  • Craig Marquette (left) and Glen Gawarkiewicz prepare for hydrography operations north of Cape Hatteras.
  • Peter Tyack and Mark Johnson with the D-Tag.
  • Rocks recovered by Camper in the Arctic ocean.
  • Polar Continental Shelf Project warehouse full of equipment.
  • Jesse Austin-Breneman, a summer student fellow from MIT.
  • Gus Day (bottom) and Marvel Stalcup (glasses) working on the R/V Crawford.
  • Rhian Waller watched the transformation of tiny, shapeless offspring of Antarctic deep-sea corals as they grew tentacles within 24 hours of brooding.
  • Coral core drilling
  • Scientists made plaster of Paris casts of fiddler crab burrows in Great Sippewissett Marsh, which did not receive oil from a 1969 spill, and in nearby Wild Harbor, which did.
  • A sea urchin recovered from Alvin dive at7-13.
  • Joint Program student Alex Apotsos (front), Student Fellow Levi Gorrell, and Mike Forte (with hat) of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Atlantis II launching, 09/08/1962.
  • Fogbows usually appear whenever overcast skies disappear.
  • Claudia Cenedese and Rachel Bueno de Mesquita in the WHOI Geophysics Fluids Dynamics Lab.
  • Mike Carlowicz's sun glasses reflecting Chris Linder taking his photo.
  • Methane seeping from the seafloor sustains microbes that serve as the base of the food chain for communities of animals, like these tubeworms.
  • WHOI UOP group conducting at-sea repair on an ASIMET buoy.
  • Silhouette of Biology Joint Program student Carly Strasser waving so long before boarding Alvin.
  • Arriving safely in Resolute, the many crates and bins of science gear are stacked up in the yard outside a research warehouse.
  • Alvin's new Green LED light (penetrates water better), and red lasers.
  • Under the observing eye of Senior Scientist Bob Weller, Engineering Assistant Sean Whelan removes sensor instruments from the CLIMODE buoy.
  • Kris Newhall and John Toole toting the ITP on a sled through the snow.
  • Tioga Captain Ken Houtler teaching Summer Student Fellow DeAnna McCadney how to use a sextant.
  • Fiddler crab
  • Graduate student Regina Campbell-Malone with a whale jawbone.
  • Rhiann Waller holding a bundle of tubeworms.
  • Paul Dunlap at work in his Redfield lab on bioluminescent bacteria.
  • Working on ice just off the ship Oden.
  • This specimen, Bulimina sp., measures about 400 x 250 micrometers (0.02 x 0.01 inch.)
  • Travis Goetzinger sweeps the frost off of the wings of the Twin Otter in preparation for takeoff.
  • An eruption that covered 9 square miles of seafloor with lava at the East Pacific Rise trapped three ocean-bottom seismometers.
  • R/V Oceanus departure to cruise to and back from Bermuda.
  • WHOI Machinist Dave Hamblin making polypropylene racks that will hold ceramic spheres in Nereus (HROV).
  • Dick Edwards and Dick Leahy working with core onboard Atlantis, circa 1959.
  • Finger like bones on a harbor seal skeleton, taken in Darlene Ketten's lab.
  • Multi-tasking onboard R/V Knorr.
  • John Kemp and Kris Newhall assemble a mooring.
  • P.O. Department Chair Bob Weller onboard the F/V Nobska
  • WHOI Long Core handling equipment being tested on a mock-up of the R/V Knorr?s stern section.
  • Weller working the STRATUS mooring recovery off Chile.
  • Torres del Paine, taken during a port call in Chile at Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
  • An 80 foot long ?Jumbo? piston core is launched from the deck of the USCG icebreaker Healy
  • RTOSS mooring being deployed off Grenada, May 2007.
  • Supraglacial lakes may concentrate water so that it causes the ice to fracture and water to be injected directly to the bed, where the ice meets the ground.
  • Kris Newhall and John Kemp examine and repair floats on board the Canadian icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent.
  • Jeff Lord assembling NTAS 7 mooring for deployment operations.
  • The WHOTS III buoy off Hawaii with the R/V Revelle in background.
  • Geodynamics field trip to Iceland, June 2006.
  • Apex floats in the lab aboard R/V Oceanus, headed out to CLIMODE.
  • GumbyMoor buoy is being built in the shop by Michael McCarthy and Neil McPhee
  • Greg Dietzen, 2007 recipient of the Rear Admiral Richard F. Pittenger, USN (Ret) Fellowship.
  • Rick Krishfield tests the Arctic Winch.
  • Lead Welder Geoffery Ekblaw working on the assembly of the HROV (Nereus) frame in the welding shop.
  • Eglinton and the rest of the science party on the Mackenzie River delta expedition.
  • Jeff Donnelly gives coring demonstration at Woodneck beach to the 2006 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows.
  • micrograph of a colony of Trichodesmium sp.
  • glaciated ridges in iceland
  • Jeff Lord directing the deployment of the WHOTS II buoy.
  • Engineers and scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed the Arctic Winch to reach up and take critical measurements of surface waters in polar oceans.
  • Sea squirts are tunicates, a type of sea life with a firm, rubbery outer covering called a
  • WHOI's GGC being deployed from USCG Healy
  • Dust storms sweep iron-rich particles (mineral aerosols) from the continents into the atmosphere.
  • A set of floats lowered by the ship's crane.
  • Aerial view of R/V's Aries, Atlantis, Crawford, and Bear at WHOI dock.
  • Assistant Curator Ellen Roosen examines cores in the WHOI Seafloor Samples Laboratory.
  • Sediments accumulate over time in layers on the seafloor, and they contain fossil shells of surface-dwelling microscopic marine animals.
  • Bi-annual WHOI Teachers Workshop in March 2007.
  • The research team towed a low-frequency broadband imaging sonar near fish schools.
  • Joan Bernhard and Dan McCorkle
  • Hanumant Singh with the new
  • Chris Reddy, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, examines and collects oil-covered rocks at Nyes Neck in West Falmouth, Mass.
  • MIT/WHOI Joint Program student Casey Saenger
  • Kris Newhall and John Kemp on deck witht ITP deployment A-frame support.
  • adcp retrieval
  • WHOI graduate student Clare M. Williams working with a rock sample.
  • Using the VPR, scientists found surprising abundances of cyanobacterium, such as Trichodesmium thiebautii.
  • In the chilly South Atlantic aboard the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown, WHOI graduate student Naomi Levine and colleagues worked around the clock for weeks.
  • This squid, called Histioteuthis sp., is about six inches long, and lives in the midwater depths, nearly 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) down.
  • 17,500-year-old shells from a clam found in North Atlantic seafloor sediment.
  • WHOI oceanographer Jim Ledwell has been selected as the winner of the 2007 Alexander Agassiz Medal, awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
  • The severity of wintertime climate over North America and Europe is strongly linked to the most prominent atmospheric pattern in the Northern Hemisphere, a seesaw exchange of air massed called the ?northern annular mode.?
  • WHOI paleoceanographer Konrad Hughen (left) and WHOI Research Associate Daniel Montlucon.
  • WHOI scientists created a computer simulation of the historic 2005 toxic algae bloom in New England.
  • The Ocean Observatory Initiative would provide $309 million for new ocean observing systems and infrastructure.
  • Jennifer Culbertson's plaster casts of Fiddler crab holes.
  • The four major species of copepods in the Beaufort Sea all have different sizes, different life cycles, and different prey.
  • One species of marine alga, Emiliania huxleyi.
  • Three members of the WHOI team: Christopher German, Jian Lin, and Dana Yoerger.
  • The village of Kangiqsujuaq in northern Quebec (population less than 500) is nestled on a deep bay off Hudson Strait.
  • John Kemp leaping across ice gap carrying drill bits for ITP deployment.
  • Nicole Nichols and Chris Murphy in Singh's lab
  • Jason Junior peering into stateroom U.
  • View from the Huinay Scientific Field Station in the Comau fjord, Northern Patagonian fjords, Chile.
  • John kemp and Kris Newhall with a large chunk of ice pulled from the pack.
  • Particles sinking from sunlit surface waters through the ocean?s dimly lit twilight zone are swept sideways by currents.
  •  Euchaeta norvegica eating a Calanus finmarchicus.
  • Atlantis was, for all practical purposes, high and dry in 6 to 7 feet of water.
  • DSV Alvin headed back into its hangar, under the watchful eye of Expedition Leader and Alvin pilot Patrick Hickey.
  • Bigelow Laboratory lit up at dusk.
  • Location map of the Gakkel Ridge.
  • John Lund in lab with Glider.
  • R/V Knorr returning from KN188-2
  • PO Engineering Assistant Brian Hogue in the paint booth spraying instrumentation componenents.
  • Bruce A. Keafer, pictured with retrieved sediment.
  • horses in iceland
  • R/V Oceanus sunset during cruise OC433.
  • Alvin pilot Val Wilson, circa 1966.
  • Jeremy Kaspar, a student at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, keeps a watchful eye on the icy ocean from onboard USCG Healy.
  • Testing Norm Farr's optical modem at the WHOI dock.
  • Corwith Cramer loading up MIT/WHOI Joint Program students
  • Attempting to piston core the consolidated shelf sediments in the Chukchi Sea caused the core casing to bend.
  • Elephant Island glacier in the Southern Ocean
  • One of the latest Anne Cohen coral slices.
  • At Puget Sound Ropes in Anacortes, WA, the first few meters of a new synthetic rope are flaked into a shipping container.
  • WHOI welder Geoff Ekblaw custom fabricates oceanographic instrumentation from engineering drawings.
  •  A close encounter with a humpback whale
  • Summer Student Fellow with Jack Whitehead in lab.
  • Officials posing with the recovered hydrogen bomb, 1966.
  • R/V Louis St. Laurent - Beaufort Gyre, 08/02/2004.
  • Science equipment on the deck of R/V Oceanus, sailing out to CLIMODE experiment site.
  • Henry Stommel, left, and Lou Howard (both on the MIT faculty at the time) hopped onto a turntable in the basement of Walsh Cottage to demonstrate the effect of rotation on seawater.
  • The second is Jeff Lord recovering STRATUS VI buoy off Chile- NOAA Ship Ron Brown
  • MIT/WHOI Joint Program Student Diane Poehls Adams is breeding mussels in her lab.
  • Salpa maxima (pelagic tunicate).
  • Mooring retrieval
  • Rob Goldsborough working on the New York REMUS
  • Fritz Hess transfers by highline from USS Hazelwood to Atlantis II during the Thresher search.
  • WHOI Associate Scientist Matt Charrette (left) and Research Assistant Matt Allen.
  • A breaching humpback whale
  • Sediment trap recovery operations
  • Pisten Bully towing the Thunder Sled across Ross Sea in the middle of
  • Celebrating the return of the R/V Atlantis II from longest WHOI cruise to date, circa 10/1977.
  • WHOI Research Associate Mary Carman
  • R/V Oceanus stern fully loaded for CLIMODE, 11/2005.
  •  Euchaeta norvegica egg sac.
  • Summer student fellow in flume with ABE model.
  • Core tops: Gathered around a fresh marine sediment core from 400 meters depth in the central Makassar Strait, Indonesia.
  • MIT/WHOI Joint Program student Christian Miller water sampling
  • Equipment and data are delivered into the Canadian icebreaker  Louis S. St-Laurent's hold.
  • Tim Verslycke works on a lobster in the lab.
  • climode cruise rainbow
  • Leisure time onboard R/V Oceanus during cruise OC433
  • NOBEL [Near Ocean Bottom Explosives Launcher] on the fantail of the R/V Atlantis II at the East Pacific Rise in 1996.
  • MOCNESS deployment
  • Messman Kathryn Eident, looks at the moon in the distance from the deck of R/V Oceanus.
  • LED Lighting System for Seabed
  • Alvin pilot Pat Hickey's 600th dive
  • Fresh from refinishing, the ?Z-drive? propulsion units of the R/V Knorr are exposed in a Jacksonville shipyard.
  • A tidewater glacier in Prinz Christian Sound on the southern tip of Greenland calves small bergy-bits as the USGC icebreaker Healy passes by.
  • Broda's long core
  • John Lund and Bob Weller deploy an APEX float off R/V Oceanus during rough weather.
  • Al Vine and colleagues rigged this tire ferry to keep foot traffic moving on Water Street in Woods Hole.
  • Researchers and crew members struggle to deploy a spar buoy in rough seas.
  • Welcome to Barrow, Alaska, where I?upiat people rely on the annual migration of bowhead whales to coastal waters.
  • Snow covered WHOI pet cemetery.
  • eploying a CTD with rosette water sampler off the R/V Atlantis II.
  • skeleton of Pacific reef-building coral Acropora gemmifera
  • USNS Mary Sears visits WHOI.
  • A handful of fasteners held by a crewman.
  • Matt Heintz demonstrating new HROV manipulator arm.
  • Researchers on R/V Oceanus deploy a sampling sled.
  • The evolution of deep submergence vehicle Alvin.
  • The International Space Station and DSV Alvin.
  • Scientists deploy an undersea node off the R/V Tioga near the ASIT tower of the MVCO.
  • From onboard the Canadian icebreaker Louis St-Laurent, Steward Judith Joncas peers out from a porthole.
  • A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding with sand lance jumping out of it's mouth.
  • R/V Knorr backing up to an iceberg off the coast of Baffin Island
  • Andy Billings and Anthony Tarantino on Atlantis II with Alvin.
  • The WHOI research vessel Knorr, high and dry at Atlantic Dry Dock in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tinted glasses and a darkened classroom helped fourth-graders experience how bright red fish exploit colors and lack of light to avoid predators.
  • Cardiapoda, heteropod mollusc
  • Sentry meets Alvin during testing off Bermuda.
  • Summer Student Fellows onboard R/V Tioga.
  • MIT/WHOI graduate students and faculty explored a bubbling, sulfur-encrusted hot spring in June of 2006
  • WHOI volunteer Rich Minor showing a star fish specimen to a young student
  • Stainless steel 'core catchers' in production.
  • will ostrom and joe alvernes scrape mussels from a rope.
  • Pam Polloni and Dick Backus in the Herbarium.
  • R/V Knorr at the dock in Nuuk
  • 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
  • Scientist Emeritus George Frisk's office poster.
  • Summer Student Fellow Maya Yamato.
  • Evening instrumentation deployment off R/V Oceanus during cruise OC433.
  • r/v oceanus cruise oc433 leaving woods hole