Ships

  • knor
    Launched in 1968, delivered to Woods Hole in 1970, and completely overhauled in 1991, R/V Knorr has traveled more than a million miles—the equivalent of two round trips to the Moon or forty trips around the Earth. (Photo by Alexander Dorsk, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Researchers rely on sophisticated ships to get a firsthand look at the ocean environment and to carry their tools and instruments into it.