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Glimpses of Gliders

Glimpses of Gliders

David Sutherland, an MIT/WHOI Joint Program student in the Physical Oceanography department, joined an ascending glider during a test in the Bahamas in January 2003. (Photo by Dave Fratantoni, Woods […]

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The Knife’s Edge

The Knife's Edge

Offering a rare look at its form below the water line, Research Vessel Atlantis perches on blocks for routine maintenance in a shipyard in the Bahamas. (Photo by Robert Elder, […]

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All Eyes

All Eyes

Captain A.D. Colburn studies the radar screen on the bridge of Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr during studies of Red Sea overflow in the Gulf of Aden. (Photo by David Fisichella, […]

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At the Water’s Edge

At the Water's Edge

WHOI Assistant Scientist Katrina Edwards collects water samples from Salt Pond in Falmouth, Massachusetts, in search of bacteria that make their own compasses,known as magnetotactic bacteria. (Photo by Tom Kleindist, […]

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Picking Through the Pack

Picking Through the Pack

Working from the National Science Foundation icebreaker/research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer researchers thread their way through pack ice during Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) operations off Antarctica in winter 2001. […]

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Surveying the Stream

Surveying the Stream

The 142-foot ketch Atlantis in rolling seas in June 1950 during a six-ship survey of the Gulf Stream. Operation Cabot was the largest survey of the Gulf Stream undertaken to […]

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Polar Poppers

Polar Poppers

These torpedo-shaped instruments, called polar profiling floats, drift nose-up at various depths through the Arctic Ocean while measuring water temperature and salinity. The floats are programmed to rise to the […]

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Down We Go

Down We Go

A hole cut into the Arctic ice allows researchers to deploy an instrument into the ocean underneath for climate studies. If the hole closes and ice cuts the wire, the […]

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Over the Side and Under the Ice

Over the Side and Under the Ice

A big red flotation sphere is deployed into Hudson Strait to collect the first detailed measurements of water flowing out of icy Hudson Strait into the North Atlantic. Changes in […]

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Gateways to the Atlantic

Gateways to the Atlantic

A large reservoir of relatively fresh water in the Arctic region enters the North Atlantic through several small straits. Changes upstream of the gateways may be affecting the freshwater discharge […]

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Creature Feature

Creature Feature

The mollusk Glaucus atlanticus, about the size of a quarter, was photographed in a WHOI lab after its capture off the coast of Panama in March. The mollusk hangs upside […]

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Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up

A sled used to inject a nontoxic dye into the interior of the ocean for studies of how ocean layers mix is deployed from Research Vessel Oceanus in early 2001 […]

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Heading Home

Heading Home

The 274-foot research vessel Atlantis serves as the support vessel for the three-person submersible Alvin, which can dive to 4,500 meters (14,764 feet). During recovery, two certified swimmers help bring […]

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Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

WHOI researchers found these barnacle larvae, called cyprids, frozen into ice on the shores of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The larvae (about half the diameter of the head of a […]

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The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Sentry

WHOI’s free-swimming robot Sentry completed its 500th dive on October 16, 2018. The autonomous underwater vehicle has used its sonar systems to help scientists map the seafloor, track the Deepwater […]

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The Ocean Conveyor

ocean conveyor

A global system of currents, often called the Ocean Conveyor, carries warm surface waters from the tropics northward. At high latitudes, the waters cool, releasing heat to the atmosphere and […]

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Arctic Ice

Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows that, over the past three decades, the extent of Arctic sea ice (the area of the Arctic Ocean with at […]

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