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

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Deploying deep-ocean oceanographic buoy. Off of OCEANOGRAPHER
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Making final adjustments to instruments on buoy
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Deploying deep-sea oceanographic buoy in rough seas
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Recovering drift buoy dropped from aircraft in North Pacific. Recovery on SURVEYOR - Photo #1 of sequence
North Pacific Ocean
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Recovering drift buoy dropped from aircraft in North Pacific. Recovery on SURVEYOR - Photo #1 of sequence
North Pacific Ocean
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Recovering drift buoy dropped from aircraft in North Pacific. Recovery on SURVEYOR - Photo #1 of sequence
North Pacific Ocean
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Activating acoustic release mechanism of BISP. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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BISP breaks surface after leaving anchors on bottom. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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BISP being released and beginning trip to bottom. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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Grappling hook to secure BISP to cable prior to recovery. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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BISP ready for release. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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Sensing units on BISP. Measured rate of biological respiration in bottom sediments. BISP - Benthic Interface Sensing Package. On NOAA Ship PEIRCE
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1985
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ABLS - Automated Boundary Layer Sampler. Ready for deployment off of PEIRCE. Yellow instrument on deck is a box corer
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras area 1985
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Deploying ABLS unit off of PEIRCE. ABLS - Automated Boundary Layer Sampler
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras area 1985
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Night recovery of ABLS unit off of PEIRCE. ABLS - Automated Boundary Layer Sampler
North Carolina, Cape Hatteras area 1985
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Large instrument package being deployed from DAVIDSON
1985
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Chain dredge operations
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Chain dredge recovery on RESEARCHER. Boatswain Bill Sanders in yellow hardhat
1982
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A good chain dredge haul on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Dr. Peter Rona looks on, Boatswain Bill Sanders in yellow hardhat. Operations on the RESEARCHER
Atlantic Ocean, FAMOUS area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge 1982
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Box coring operations during DOMES project. DOMES - Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Studies. Off of OCEANOGRAPHER
Tropical Pacific 1975
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Box core showing high density of manganese nodules. Box cores have the advantage of showing character of undisturbed ocean bottom. Off of OCEANOGRAPHER during DOMES project. DOMES - Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Studies
Tropical Pacific 1975
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Spring loaded grab sampler being deployed from PEIRCE. Studying ocean dump site off Delaware Bay
Off Delaware Bay 1985
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Recovery of box core on the PEIRCE. Studying ocean dump site off Delaware Bay
Off Delaware Bay 1985
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Grab sampler being deployed. Bottom sampling in support of nautical charting. Determination of bottom characteristics for anchoring
Alaska
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Grab sampler being deployed. Bottom sampling in support of nautical charting. Determination of bottom characteristics for anchoring
Alaska
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Orange peel sampler ready for deployment
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Piston corers ready for deployment on Scripps research ship MELVILLE
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Coring device being deployed from MT. MITCHELL
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1978
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Deploying coring device from Scripps research ship MELVILLE
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Woods Hole Angus camera sled being deployed from RESEARCHER. During studies of deepsea hydrothermal vents on Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Atlantic Ocean, FAMOUS area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge 1982
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Woods Hole Angus camera sled in water prior to being lowered to bottom. During studies of deepsea hydrothermal vents on Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Atlantic Ocean, FAMOUS area of Mid-Atlantic Ridge 1982
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A bottom photograph showing flower-like crinoid stalks.
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Towed sub-bottom profiler with shock absorber cables. Used on MT. MITCHELL
Off Delmarva Peninsula, Mid-Atlantic coast of U.S. 1978
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Air gun for sub-bottom profiling. Able-bodied Seaman Bob Rojecki making adjustments prior to deployment. Used off of the SURVEYOR
1972
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Underway gravity meter installed on SURVEYOR. Used to measure variations in the Earth's gravitational field
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Magnetic anomaly map produced on SURVEYOR. Magnetic striping is readily apparent in this map of offshore California. Earlier magnetic work led directly to Theory of Seafloor Spreading. This map helped unravel the tectonic history of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Data acquired by towed proton precession magnetometer
1971
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Portable vans used in lieu of installed laboratory space on many ships. Vans on PEIRCE during phosphate studies off North Carolina
North Carolina coast 1985
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Chief Boatswain Joe Dimartino operates winch - CTD operations on MT. MITCHELL. CTD - Conductivity, Temperature, Depth measurements. MT. MITCHELL CTD's used to determine ocean sound velocity structure. Sound velocity information used to correct soundings. In support of bathymetric mapping operations
Gulf of Mexico 1991
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Chief Boatswain Joe Dimartino instructing winch operators during CTD operations. CTD - Conductivity, Temperature, Depth measurements. MT. MITCHELL CTD's used to determine ocean sound velocity structure. Sound velocity information used to correct soundings. In support of bathymetric mapping operations
Gulf of Mexico 1991
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Captain A. Theberge and Lt. Mike Abbott discuss ship-handling during CTD's. Chief Boatswain Joe Dimartino watches over winch operator during CTD operations . CTD - Conductivity, Temperature, Depth measurements. MT. MITCHELL CTD's used to determine ocean sound velocity structure. Sound velocity information used to correct soundings during bathymetric mapping
Gulf of Mexico 1991
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Captain Theberge and Lt. Abbott monitoring CTD operations. CTD - Conductivity, Temperature, Depth measurements. MT. MITCHELL CTD's used to determine ocean sound velocity structure. Sound velocity information used to correct soundings. In support of bathymetric mapping operations
Gulf of Mexico 1991
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MT. MITCHELL CTD operations - Field Operations Officer Dave Gardner on right. Night-time deployment of CTD rosette. CTD - Conductivity, Temperature, Depth measurements. MT. MITCHELL CTD's used to determine ocean sound velocity structure. In support of bathymetric mapping operations
Gulf of Mexico 1989
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Captain Theberge and Lt. Abbott monitoring CTD operations. Chief Boatswain Joe Dimartino observing winch operator
Gulf of Mexico 1991
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Satellite sensors and imagery have revolutionized oceanography. An image of the Gulf Stream
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Satellite sensors and imagery have revolutionized oceanography. An image of the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico
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Sounding machine devised by Robert Hooke. Drop glass ball with weight over side. Ball disengages when weight hits bottom. Known rate of descent and ascent - can then derive depth. Never worked right.
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HMS RACEHORSE in pack ice - Captain Constantine Phipps. Sounded in Norwegian Sea in 683 fathoms. Brought up blue mud. First modern successful sounding on continental slope area. Not sounding in image
Norwegian Sea September 4, 1773
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Boats from HMS EREBUS and HMS TERROR - Captain James Clark Ross. Sounded in open ocean at 27.43 S and 17.48 W. Recorded depth of approximately 2200 fathoms. First modern successful sounding in deep ocean
South Atlantic Ocean 1840
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USS VINCENNES in pack ice - Captain Charles Wilkes commanding. On the Antarctic shelf, Wilkes sounded with copper wire in 400 fathoms. First use of wire instead of hemp sounding line. Copper too ductile and would break - gave up on idea
Antarctica, Wilkes Land 1840
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A second attempt at a bathymetric map by Matthew Fontaine Maury. Published in "The Physical Geography of the Sea" with black and grey shading. Showed vast relatively shoal area in Mid-Atlantic which gave birth to the notion of a "Telegraphic Plateau". The shoal area was actually part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge discovered by Otway Berryman in 1853.
North Atlantic Ocean 1855

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