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Presenting: Neil Armstrong

Presenting: Neil Armstrong

Carol Armstrong, wife of Naval aviator and the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, christened the research vessel bearing her husband’s name in 2014. R/V Neil […]

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Hidden Battles

Hidden Battles

These images, which are CT scans similar to those taken at hospitals of the human body, provide a detailed look inside coral skeletons. The holes were made by bioeroders, […]

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Two Ships

Two Ships

After R/V Knorr (now Rio Tecolutla) departed Woods Hole for the last time earlier in March, the ship headed south to its new home in Mexico. Along the way, off the coast […]

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Helping Hand

Helping Hand

Personnel transfers on the open ocean are rarely easy, so when a request comes for one it’s usually serious. The Coast Guard received notice recently of a sick crewmember on […]

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ROV Jason Upgrade Timelapse

Jason Time Lapse

In 2015, the remotely operated vehicle Jason began a year-long, $2.4 million upgrade that culminated in a complete rebuild of the vehicle during the winter of 2016. The upgrade was […]

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Dot in the Ocean

Dot in the Ocean

Jarvis Island is an uninhabited island on the equator in the mid-Pacific Ocean. As trade winds push warm surface waters west across the Pacific, the deep Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) transports […]

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Ready for Splashdown

Ready for Splashdown

WHOI’s remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) Jason heads onto the dock in Woods Hole after undergoing a $2.4 million overhaul funded by the National Science Foundation that included a year-long engineering effort and took […]

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Golden Globes

Golden Globes

This universe of golden-yellow bubbles is actually a sample of Antarctic marine phytoplankton called Phaeocystis. The tiny yellow dots on each ball are actually individual algal cells forming hollow spherical […]

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