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Tension at Work

Tension at Work

Parking lots at WHOI are sometimes used for anything but cars. Engineers Andy Bowen (left) and Don Peters cordoned one off recently so they could test a newly patented tether—part […]

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Charting a Course

Charting a Course

Scientists aboard the research vessel Neil Armstrong study a map of coastal New England to plan a multichannel seismic survey of the continental shelf and slope. The survey provides […]

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Push Comes to Shove

Push Comes to Shove

WHOI guest student Jessie Pearl (left) and Northeastern co-op student Bethany Bowen worked a Russian peat borer into the mud Quamquissett Marsh in Woods Hole this summer. They were collecting peat […]

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Meeting JetYak

Meeting JetYak

WHOI volunteer Anne-Marie Runfola explained a JetYak to visitors at the Woods Hole Science Stroll this summer. JetYak is an inexpensive, reliable vehicle that operates autonomously or remotely and […]

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Ready, Set, Sample

Ready, Set, Sample

WHOI scientists Magdalena Andres (center), Glen Gawarkiewicz (right), and Robert Todd review output from a conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) instrument on a computer monitor aboard the R/V […]

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An Eye on Ice

An Eye on Ice

This eerie twilight photo of the research vessel Neil Armstrong was taken earlier this month in waters off of Greenland by a new camera system called IceCam. It consists […]

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Pilot Project

Pilot Project

While the crew of R/V Neil Armstrong prepared a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) mooring line for deployment southeast of Greenland recently, they were visited by a large pod of pilot whales. […]

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First Glimpse

First Glimpse

This series of photos taken by the WHOI deep-tow camera ANGUS in 1977 provided the first view of the unexpectedly diverse, abundant communities of life on a seafloor once thought […]

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Redfield Ratio

Redfield Ratio

Alfred Redfield, shown in his lab in 1955, joined the WHOI staff as senior biologist in 1931. He went on to serve as Associate Director from 1942 to 1956. […]

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Competing for Attention

Competing for Attention

The “petals” of these delicate golden “flowers” are actually individual animals. They are clones of colonial invertebrates called star tunicates (Botryllus schlosseri). Tunicates, also known as ascidians or sea […]

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Foul-bio

Foul-bio

Jim Ryder, a senior engineering assistant at WHOI, inspects components of a mooring and buoy that have been biofouled—that is, coated with algae, barnacles, or other gripping organisms. Biofouling […]

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An Admiral’s Visit

An Admiral's Visit

Rear Admiral (ret.) Mike Manazir (far right) and staff visited WHOI last month to tour labs and talk with WHOI scientists about their undersea research and technology development. The tour […]

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