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Sea Ahead

Once upon a time, ocean scientists hung up cans on up a tree on Bikini Atoll to measure wave height in the Marshall Islands during nuclear weapons testing. Today, ocean technologies and data harvesting are heading somewhere big, from swarming bots, to more autonomous submersibles, and the miniaturization of ocean sensors

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To sail, not to drift
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Human Occupied Vehicle Alvin recovered on board Research Vessel Atlantis after exploring an unexpected shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina in July of 2015 (Photo by Luis Lamar, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Scenes from research expeditions highlighted in "Divergent Warmth" (left, Megan Lubetkin) and "Beyond the Gulf Stream" (right, John McCord).
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Uncharted Water
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Alvin Disassembly
Coastal researchers monitoring the seashore interface along a stretch of beach in North Carolina (Photo by © U.S. Coastal Research Program)
Woods Hole protestors march in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, June 2020 (Photo by Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Mallory Ringham poses next to a disassembled CHANOS II, staged in her ersatz basement lab at her home in New York following stay-at-home orders. (Photo by Julia Middleton, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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WHOI scientist Ying-Tsong (Y.T.) Lin emerges from the deep-sea submersible Limiting Factor following his historic dive to the deepest part of the ocean, Challenger Deep, with Caladan Oceanic’s Victor Vescovo on June 22, 2020. (Photo ©Mike Moore, EYOS Expeditions)
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