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Golden Opportunity

Golden Opportunity

October 17, 2014

Onlookers on shore and at sea enjoyed a clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge during a recent R/V Atlantis transit. WHOI ships often make port calls in major cities, affording both scientists and crew a chance to sightsee in between cruises and loading equipment. Scientists on this trip had just completed a nearly three-week cruise mapping the Mendocino Ridge, a westward-running fracture zone on the edge of the continental shelf. The NOAA-funded cruise was one of several aimed at better understanding the geological processes that occur along the ridge, including seismic activity and volcanoes. (Photo by Cynthia Foss, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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