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Conducting chemistry in the deep sea

August 12, 2022

Don Nuzzio helps retrieve samples from Alvin’s science basket after a dive that carried his in-situ chemical probe (inset) to measure fluid flow from hydrothermal vents at the Von Damm…

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Searching for fresh seafloor

August 10, 2022

Bob Waters uses the Alvin manipulator arm to pick up a rock sample from the ridge. (Photo courtesy of Alvin Imaging System) The view out of Alvin’s port-side window, at…

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Comiclog: Anna Michel

August 9, 2022

Click image to expand I Was A Kid sat down with National Deep Submergence Facility chief scientist and WHOI engineer Anna Michel to explore her path to becoming an engineer,…

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A glimpse at Earth’s veins

August 8, 2022

NDSF Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence Anna Michel’s first dive in HOV Alvin; volcanologist Ken Rubin explains a veined deep sea rock; pilot Danik Forsman navigates Alvin in unknown terrain.

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Full circle

August 7, 2022

In the ship’s Main Lab, members of the Alvin team and the science team gather for the post-dive meeting. Adam Soule runs through the events of the dive. At the…

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A Conversation with Dr. Anna Michel

August 5, 2022

WHOI engineer and chief scientist of the National Deep Submergence Facility, Anna Michel, stands in front of Alvin. (Photo by Marley Parker, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Dr. Anna Michel became…

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Picking up pieces of tectonic plates

August 5, 2022

WHOI geochemist Frieder Klein uses a rock saw to slice through one of the rock samples collected from the edge of the North American continental plate during his Alvin dive.…

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Foraminifera for the win!

August 3, 2022

Ashley Burkett exclaims with delight as she plucks foraminifera from a glass sponge collected from the sea floor. Marley Parker © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution In Atlantis‘ Main Lab, Ashley…

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Comiclog: Rosa León-Zayas

August 3, 2022

Click image for larger view. Willamette University environmental microbiologist Rosa León-Zayas describes her path, from a young girl living in a small town in Puerto Rico who first dreamed of…

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Reaching extreme depths with DAP

August 2, 2022

The R/V Atlantis deck team successfully recovers the Deep Sea Autonomous Profiler (DAP) on the evening of Thursday, July 28th, 2022. (Photo by Marley Parker, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) On…

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