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Seafloor & Below

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Deep Ocean: AUV Orpheus

Introducing AUV Orpheus the next evolution of underwater technology to unlock the mysteries of the ocean and the hadal zone. Orpheus is a new class of autonomous underwater vehicle. It is capable of reaching any part of the ocean and of operating without human intervention during complex missions.

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Life at Rock Bottom

This digital photo essay brings you the forms, figures, and facts of life more than a mile and half deep

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The ocean science-art connection

Some of the most complex insights in marine science are no match for the communicative power of art. Check out these five recent collaborations between ocean scientists and artists

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Going the Distance

Jason Graphic

Unraveling the mysteries of the vast global ocean means entering some of the most remote and dangerous places on the planet.

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Ancient atmospheric oxygen sleuthing with ocean chromium

Currently, geoscientists and paleoceanographers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to add another use to that list: as a way to examine chemical shifts in ancient Earth’s oceans and atmosphere that are preserved in the seafloor’s paleorecord.

Racing an undersea volcano

A 3D rendering of the East Pacific Rise

Using AUV Sentry to make a high-resolution, near-bottom, seafloor map before the next volcanic eruption at the East Pacific Rise

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