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Moorings & Buoys


A Buoy’s Long Strange Trip

A Buoy's Long Strange Trip

Since 2004, WHOI scientists have deployed ice-tether profilers (ITPs) in polar sea ice to monitor changing conditions in the Arctic. ITP 47 found its way to the coast of Ireland.

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ASIMET animation

(Animation by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) By Hugh Powell, Jack Cook :: Originally published online March 30, 2007

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The Ghost Mooring

Teacher Juan Botella, who participated in a research cruise in the Southern Ocean, describes the recovery of a decade-lost mooring.…

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The Ghost Mooring

The Ghost Mooring

Just before leaving for a long-awaited vacation, Scott Worrilow came in to work on a Monday morning in April 2011,…

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Arctic Winch

The Arctic Winch is a small buoyant float (white) attached to the mooring’s red top-float. It carries instruments to measure…

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