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Taking the Ball and Going Home

Taking the Ball and Going Home

Crew members from the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Pierre Radisson use a Zodiac inflatable boat to recover a mooring from Hudson Strait in northeastern Canada in September 2006. The sub-surface […]

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High-wire Act

High-wire Act

WHOI researcher Fritz Hess transfers by highline from the USS Hazelwood to Atlantis II during the search for the lost nuclear submarine Thresher in 1963. Making just its second voyage […]

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Flipping out

Flipping out

A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breached while WHOI researchers were working to tag whales near Stellwagen Bank. No one knows for sure why whales breach the water surface; some researchers […]

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Buoyed by Ice

Buoyed by Ice

A specialized bulldozer (aka the “Piston Bully”) pulls a shipping container mounted on skis the “Thunder Sled” across the ice cover of Antarctica’s Ross Sea in the middle of a […]

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Dance by the Sea

Dance by the Sea

Members of the lively Woods Hole folk dancing community turned out in October 1977 to help celebrate the return of the research vessel Atlantis II from the longest WHOI cruise […]

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Roll with it

Roll with it

The WHOI-operated research vessel Oceanus rolls with the seas as the ship steams toward the Gulf Stream in November 2005. The decks were fully loaded with gear for the […]

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Pots of gold

Pots of gold

The gold waiting at the end of this North Atlantic rainbow is a rack full of floats on the deck of the R/V Oceanus. The yellow plastic “hard hats” […]

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The Hagfish Capture

Pilot Bruce Strickrott maneuvers the submersible Alvin toward a new species of deep-sea hagfish and captures it with a suction tube known as a “slurp gun.”

By Amy Nevala :: […]

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