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January 11, 2019

Marine chemist Ken Buesseler (right) deployed a sediment trap from the research vessel  Roger Revelle in the fall of 2018 during the EXPORTS expedition in the Gulf of Alaska. EXPORTS (Export Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing) is a NASA-funded program to provide insight into the role of the upper ocean in Earth’s carbon cycle and climate system using both satellite and ship-based observations and data-gathering. In addition to being a member of the EXPORTS science team, Buesseler is also a part of WHOI’s Ocean Twilight Zone initiative, which aims to explore the little-known part of the ocean from 200 to 1,000 meters. (Photo by Alyssa Santoro, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)