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On Top of His Work

On Top of His Work

WHOI engineer Jared Schwartz installed instruments on a Pioneer Array surface buoy tower prior to the buoy being deployed on the continental shelf and slope south of New England. […]

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Sea Butterflies

Sea Butterflies

These marine snails are called pteropods (from the Greek words meaning “wing foot”) or “sea butterflies” because of their winglike swimming appendages. Masses of pteropods drift with currents in the […]

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Seeing Under Sea Ice

Seeing Under Sea Ice

The Nereid Under Ice (NUI) vehicle is launched from the Alfred Wegener Institute’s ice-breaker Polarstern during an expedition in July of 2014. NUI is remotely operated by pilots aboard a […]

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Buoy Overboard

Buoy Overboard

A surface buoy is prepared for deployment from the R/V Knorr. The buoy contains communications equipment and serves as flotation for a Coastal Surface Mooring in the Pioneer Array. […]

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A Storm’s Wrath

A Storm's Wrath

In September 1938 ,a hurricane struck New England with little warning, bringing wind gusts to 186 mph. The intense storm killed hundreds and devastated Cape Cod, including Silver Beach […]

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Copy Cat

Copy Cat

Turtles, dolphins, and seals are masters at maneuvering in the water. So it’s no surprise that vehicle deisgners occasionally look to them for inspiration when trying to make new generations […]

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Camera Ready

Camera Ready

David Owen adjusted an early 70mm deep sea camera in the summer of 1959 aboard the sailing ketch R/V Atlantis, WHOI’s original research vessel built solely for marine science. […]

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Summer Homework

Summer Homework

WHOI summer guest students Gabriel Roy Liguori and Fiona Hopewell assisted in a test deployment of a new instrument designed to make measurements of photosynthesis and respiration, the basic […]

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Z is for Zebrafish

Z is for Zebrafish

Zebrafish share almost 70 percent of genes with humans, so they are ideal models to study genetics of human development and disease. In addition, they are easy to maintain and […]

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Dave Kulis and Liann Correia, research assistants in the lab of biologist Don Anderson, retrieve a CTD—an instrument that measures conductivity, temperature, and depth—from Salt Pond, part of […]

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Light in the Ocean

Light in the Ocean

A difficult problem in oceanography is how to communicate underwater. Generally, information flows to and from underwater instruments through cables, or as low bandwidth acoustic signals through the water. WHOI […]

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Fish-Eye View

Fish-Eye View

A newly-hatched kilifish sits in a glass dish in the laboratory of WHOI biologist Ann Tarrant. These small fish are common in salt marshes and tidal creeks and live […]

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Casting for Cysts

Casting for Cysts

Alexis Fischer, a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, deploys a sediment trap in Salt Pond, a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Nauset Marsh system. She monitors […]

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Of Ocean and People

Of Ocean and People

Stephanie Stefanski, a PhD student in marine resource economics at Duke University, took this stunning photograph of a breaching southern right whale during fieldwork at the Peninsula Valdes World Heritage […]

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Natural Filters

Natural Filters

Oysters are filter feeders that dine on free-living algae called phytoplankton by sucking in water over their gills. In the process, they also improve water quality by removing particles that contain […]

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Life in the Shade

Life in the Shade

This picture of tubeworms was taken in the East Pacific Rise at a depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) from the human occupied vehicle Alvin. Since the discovery of hydrothermal […]

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