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OPB: Battling crabs 250 miles off the Oregon Coast, while studying an underwater volcano

July 2, 2022

  “OPB science reporter Jes Burns shares a strange tale of “crabotage” that emerged as scientists aboard the research vessel Thompson tried to answer complicated questions about the Axial Seamount.”…

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Permission to dive!

June 30, 2022
Alvin lowered into the water off Atlantis, swimmers on top

On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, human occupied vehicle Alvin submerged for the first time since returning to port for repairs in the fall.  This was a tethered wet test, an…

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Welcome aboard, Alvin!

June 22, 2022
Alvin on a crane being loaded onto R/V Atlantis

Human Occupied Vehicle Alvin is getting ready to set sail on R/V Atlantis in July to resume work to certify the sub’s new maximum dive rating of 6,500 meters (4…

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Exploring the Escanaba Trough with Jason and Sentry

June 14, 2022

The Escanaba Trough is about 200 miles off the coast of northern California, according to NOAA’s expedition site. A team of scientists explored the area “in order to characterize the…

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ASLO Ocean Sciences plenary video featuring Peter Girguis

March 3, 2022
Peter Girguis holding a deep sea specimen.

Hear from Harvard University Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology—and frequent NDSF Vehicle User—on what draws him to study the creatures of the deep sea. See if you can spot…

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Underway: Alvin syntactic foam repair

February 14, 2022

When Human Occupied Vehicle Alvin’s sea trials came to an unexpected halt last November, engineers on Atlantis and at WHOI wasted no time in setting stage for the sub’s eventual return to the operation.

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Science enabled by NDSF vehicles at Ocean Sciences

February 14, 2022
Ocean Science Meeting 2022 Logo

Learn how data collected from NDSF vehicles is moving science forward. Here are some talks featuring our vehicles at the upcoming 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting.  28 February CT06 02 12:45pm:…

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A hybrid Sentry cruise

February 4, 2022
People in a conference room talking to people on zoom, ocean floor imagery and people's faces on zoom.

WHOI geochemist Chris German helped organize virtual planning sessions recently for AUV Sentry dives during the third of three expeditions to study seismicity along the Gofar transform fault in the…

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Video: Live from hydrothermal vents in the Guaymas Basin

November 29, 2021
Hydrothermal vent and tube worms in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California.

Watch video from a ROV Jason and AUV Sentry cruise on the R/V Roger Ravelle to the Guaymas Basin the Gulf of California. This cruise was lead by Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence Anna Michel.

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We interrupt this blog

November 16, 2021

I don’t usually do this; I don’t usually write for WHOI in the first person. Because what I have to say is not about me, it’s about the scientists and…

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