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Alvin

Holiday Dive

December 27, 2019

Happily working through the holidays: with ship time a rare commodity, the Hot2Cold Vents scientific team led by Jason Sylvan from Texas A&M University kept up its work on the East Pacific Rise at 9°50’ north studying the organisms that live at hydrothermal vent ecosystems and the surrounding seafloor. Their National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research includes dives by the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry and the human-occupied submersible Alvin, shown here at the vent site more than 2000 meters (1.25 miles) below the surface being piloted by Alvin program manager Bruce Strickrott. (Photo by WHOI MISO Facility, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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