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Maritime reflections along Yaquina Bay Bridge

March 11, 2020

On the shore beyond the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, Ordinary Seaman Michael Sessa captured this serene vista while WHOI’s research vessel Atlantis was in port. It takes support crew like Michael in addition to the cadre of scientists and engineers to carry out WHOI’s mission to advance knowledge of the ocean. In his own words, Michael expresses the wonders of life at sea: “I’ve seen countless dolphins playing in our wake, whales swimming alongside the ship, sea lions, seals, sea otters, bioluminescence in the water at night, and sunrises and sunsets over the ocean silhouetting the California coastal mountains.” (Photo by Michael Sessa, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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