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Images: A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

Amy Bower (right) and Katrina Fraser, science teacher at Perkins School for the Blind, on the Knorr's deck, prepare for the seven-day trip to install a mooring in the Labrador Sea.

WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower and senior engineer Jim Valdes inspect an innovative carousel device designed to automatically release yellow float when warm water eddies pass by in the Labrador Sea. The carousel carries six floats, which travel with the eddies and measure their water properties. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

William Ostrom, senior engineering assistant, and WHOI Joint Program student David Sutherland (right) check to make sure the two new carousels are secure on the deck of the research vessel Knorr before the ship heads toward the Labrador Sea on Sept. 19, 2007. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )

Amy Bower (orange jacket) leads a group of visiting students from Perkins School for the Blind on a tour of the WHOI dock, aided by WHOI senior engineering assistant Hovey Clifford (blue) and Exhibit Center volunteer Sheldon Holzer (in cap). The students will follow along with Bower's cruise as part of an innovative outreach project she designed for visually impaired students. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)