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A Royal Gift

A Royal Gift

July 12, 2018

WHOI engineer D.C. Collasius scans a model of the hull of WHOI’s former research vessel Chain in WHOI’s rapid prototyping center, DunkWorks. He made a replica of the ship to present to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who visited WHOI on Monday. In November 1961, Chain stopped in Monaco, where the royal family, including a young Prince Albert II, accepted Captain Emerson Hiller’s invitation to Thanksgiving dinner on board the ship. In 2006, Prince Albert II established the Prince Albert II Foundation, which focuses on environmental protection. During his visit to WHOI, he talked to WHOI scientists about harmful algal blooms, coral reefs, oil spills, and the ocean’s twilight zone.(Photo by Dick Pittenger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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