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Mooring anchor

Making a Splash

A mooring anchor entered the North Atlantic in dramatic fashion last week from the stern of R/V Knorr. The mooring is part of the SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) cruise to study sea-surface salinity in the saltiest part of the ocean. The cruise is being led by WHOI oceanographer Ray Schmitt to better understand small-scale and recent, broad changes to salinity patterns that might reveal information about the workings of the global water cycle. (Photo by Julian J. Schanze, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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