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Profiles & Interviews

Chris German: Searching for Hydrothermal Vents Around the World

June 6, 2007

JUNE 6, 2007 When Chris German first entered his doctoral program at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s, conventional…

Of Sons and Ships and Science Cruises

Of Sons and Ships and Science Cruises

May 31, 2007

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has had an unbroken line of three ships named Atlantis that date to the Institution’s…

A Journey to the Ocean's Twilight Zone

A Journey to the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

August 16, 2006

You are about to enter another dimension. You’re moving into a place of both shadow and substance, of things and…

Worlds Apart, But United by the Oceans

Worlds Apart, But United by the Oceans

May 15, 2006

Jian Lin came of age in an era of both geological and political seismic shifts in China, experiencing the deadliest earthquake in the 20th century in Tangshen in 1976 and the Cultural Revolution in the 1970s. Then he immigrated to America and came full circle in 2005 to become the first U.S. scientist to co-lead a Chinese deep-sea research cruise.

Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland

Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland

December 15, 2005

Sarah Das calls herself a “frozen oceanographer.” Most people look at Greenland and see a vast ice sheet covering Earth’s…

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

September 9, 2005

A conversation with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution biologist Heidi Sosik about her work studying phytoplankton ecology in the coastal ocean and the new instrument, the Imaging FlowCytobot, that she and biologist Rob Olson developed. Sosik describes the importance of phytoplankton to the food web and ecology of the coastal ocean, and how this new instrument, which will be deployed this summer, represents a breakthrough in year-round monitoring of coastal phytoplankton communities.

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

What Is the Alvin Training Program Like?

August 3, 2005

Like many boys who spend their youths throwing baseballs in Massachusetts parks, Tarantino dreamed of playing for the Red Sox.…

Life After Alvin

Life After Alvin

August 3, 2005
'Ever Get Scared in the Sub?' and Other Questions

‘Ever Get Scared in the Sub?’ and Other Questions

August 3, 2005

Bosun Wayne Bailey

May 25, 2005

MAY 25, 2005 Wayne is in charge of all deck activities on R/V Atlantis. He oversees the movement of heavy equipment…