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Cayman News Service: DoE staffer first Caymanian to dive the Cayman Trench

August 26, 2022

(CNS): Sabrina Douglas, assistant geographical information systems (GIS) and field support specialist at the Department of Environment, became the first Caymanian to dive the depths of the Cayman Trench inside Alvin,…

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Comiclog: Collect them all

August 25, 2022

Artist Karen Romano Young sailed along with the science team during Alvin‘s Science Verification Expedition and turned her eye to the people around her on the ship and the stories…

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Human-occupied vehicle Alvin successfully completes science verification

August 23, 2022

The human-occupied vehicle (HOV) Alvin at the surface after a dive, during its recent science verification expedition at locations on the Puerto Rico Trench and Mid-Cayman Rise. (Photo by Marley…

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A Conversation with Alvin expedition leader Randy Holt

August 22, 2022

Alvin expedition leader Randy Holt prepares the sub to launch during the science verification expedition. (Photo by Marley Parker, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) I manage the mechanical and electrical teams…

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Seeking an abundance of abyssal life

August 17, 2022

SUNY Geneseo biologist Mackenzie Gerringer retrieves a sample from Alvin’s suction sampler after her dive on the Cayman Rise. (Photo by Marley Parker, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Deep-sea habitats seem…

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The first Caymanian to the Cayman Rise

August 15, 2022

Sabrina Douglas, the first native of the Cayman Islands to dive in the Mid-Cayman Rise, emerges from HOV Alvin after her dive. (Photo by Marley Parker, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)…

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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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