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Hot and Fast

September 16, 2015

WHOI senior welder/fabricator Anthony DeLane watches R/V Atlantis backing into the dock. Fabricators work with WHOI scientists and engineers to construct the physical frameworks for instruments, including moorings, buoys, and prototypes of new equipment. Fabricators also repair shipboard parts for WHOI’s fleet of research vessels and help secure dock lines upon the ship’s return. When vessels prepare to depart, the fabricators fashion any last-minute parts that the scientists might need. DeLane finds this diverse work challenging, saying, “It’s always different because science is always changing.”(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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