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Farewell to the Knorr

Farewell to the Knorr

Over its 44-year career, the retiring research vessel Knorr was on the scene for many of the most significant discoveries in the ocean.

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The Quest to Map Titanic

The Quest to Map Titanic

Bill Lange was aboard Knorr in 1985 when the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research vessel brought back the first grainy…

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A Titanic Tale

A Titanic Tale

<!– –> In June of 1985, news came that Bob Ballard aboard the research vessel Knorr had found the RMS…

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“What a Year!”

"What a Year!"

Four technologies that have been developing separately for some time were brought together this year by WHOI’s Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL) to serve three very different user communities. With images from the towed vehicle Argo II and the remotely operated vehicle Jason, DSL scientists and engineers created mosaic images of a sunken British cargo ship and 20-meter-tall hydrothermal vent chimneys, both in the Pacific Ocean, and ancient shipwreck sites in the Mediterranean. The three expeditions thus served the marine safety, scientific, and archaeological communities.

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