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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Catalog of Images

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ALVIN in 1978, a year after first exploring hydrothermal vents.
1978 August
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ALVIN is named after engineer Allyn Vine-- not a chipmunk.
1978 August
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ALVIN descends to its maxium depth of 4000 m (mean ocean depth is 3800 m).
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ALVIN loaded for sample collection dives in 2500 meters off New Jersey.
New Jersey
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ALVIN and its original catamaran support ship, LULU.
Florida 1971 November
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NEKTON GAMMA begins descent to sample Bahamian reefs.
Bahama Islands, Lee Stocking Island
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DELTA deployed off Oregon to study rockfish habitat.
Oregon 1990 September
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ALUMINAUT, 51 ft. long, five person sub, more submarine than submersible.
1972 March
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ASHERAH,shallow (200 m), cheap ($25,000) Navy submersible built in 1964.
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ALVIN deploys baited traps to attract six gill sharks.
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MERMAID deployed from support ship Aloha-- commercial sub leased for science.
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WASP pilot trains to do underwater manipulative tasks.
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JIM suit recovered through Arctic ice.
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JIM is named after Jim Jarrett, Tritonia suit diver and Lusitania explorer.
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Dr. Sylvia Earle prepares to dive in a JIM suit.
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Clelia submarine on board Harbor Branch's Sea Diver. This submersible dives to 1,000 meters.
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Pisces V prepares to dive to 2,000 meters off Hawaii.
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Launching the DSV Turtle from the Laney Chouest.
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DSV Alvin hovers above deck before diving to 4,000 meters.
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DSV Alvin sets a lander basket with tube cores on the bottom.
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Kevin McCarthy communicates with the surface while in saturation.
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Dr. Sylvia Earle displays samples to aquanaut inside TEKTITE.
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Personnel Transfer Capsule (PTC) can mate with habitats and evacuate aquanauts.
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EDALHAB was built of salvage materials and similar in design to HYDROLAB.
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The main chamber of HELGOLAND was known as the "pregnant elephant."
1975 September
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AEGIR, named for the Norse god of the sea, was designed for depths to 180 m.
1982
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NURP's AQUARIUS habitat was first named after George Bond, "Pappa Topside."
1986
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Habitat chambers must be routinely stripped and recertified every 4-5 years.
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HELOGOLAND's life support buoy provided power and communications.
1975
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SEALAB I was the first habitat in the Navy's now defunct man-in-the-sea program.
1964
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SEALAB II, resting on an angle off California, was dubbed the "Tilton Hilton."
1965
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Model of TEKTITE I, last of Navy's habitats, conducted a 60 day mission in 1969.
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LA CHALUPA, built in 1972, now operates as an undersea hotel off Key Largo, FL.
1972
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Aquanaut works at computer inside AQUARIUS.
1988
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AQUARIUS, deployed in 1986 off St. Croix, due to dedication of Sen. L. Weicker.
St. Croix, USVI 1986
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SEALAB II built on SEALAB I, e.g., multiple chambers & dedicated support ship.
1965
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Snorkeler visits the Marine Resources Lab now in a lagoon off Key Largo, FL.
Florida, Key Largo
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Marine Resources Undersea Laboratory is open for education and public visits.
Florida, Key Largo
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Mar. Resources Lab entry lock is an acryllic sphere.
Florida, Key Largo
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EDALHAB was built and operated through an industry/academia partnership.
1968
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Bunk room of AQUARIUS, sleeps six.
Florida, Key Largo
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HYDROLAB home to over 700 aquanauts from 1966-1985.
Grand Bahama Island 1966
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Aquanaut enters the wet porch of AQUARIUS.
Florida, Key Largo
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HYDROLAB in Salt River Canyon off St. Croix.
St. Croix, USVI
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Aquanauts deploy experiment outside HYDROLAB.
St. Croix, USVI
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Wet porch entry to HYDROLAB, way station in background.
St. Croix, USVI
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Aquanauts relax inside HYDROLAB; held 4 but only 3 could sleep at one time.
St. Croix, USVI
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HYDROLAB scientists conducted coral reef studies not possible from the surface.
St. Croix, USVI
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J. Perry, HYDROLAB builder, swims away from the lab.
Grand Bahama Island
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HYDROLAB was the only habitat to operate at one atmosphere.
Grand Bahama Island

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