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Meghan Donohue

The Splice Is Right

WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue splices a line on the research vessel Neil Armstrong during a voyage from Woods Hole to a Global Array site in the Irminger Sea. The Global Array is part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation—a system of long-term ocean arrays that gather data around the clock and relay them ashore in near real time to scientists, educators, and the public. The Irminger Sea is a strategic location— a region where warm northward-flowing waters lose their heat to the atmosphere, become colder and denser, and sink to the depths to propel the Global Ocean Conveyor. (Photo by Rebecca Travis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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