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

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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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In HYDROLAB's twenty years, no serious hyperbaric accidents occurred.
Grand Bahama Island
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During a storm, HYDROLAB once broke loose and floated 25 miles away.
Grand Bahama Island
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Tank rack and gazebo deck outside AQUARIUS.
Florida, Key Largo
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HYDROLAB's success lay in the simple design and expert support personnel.
St. Croix, USVI
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Inside HYDROLAB, only 8 x 16 ft., the head (toilet) was outside.
St. Croix, USVI
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HYDROLAB scientists were among the first to note die-off of the Diadema urchin.
St. Croix, USVI
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EDALHAB during the FLARE project off FL used ALVIN's support ship, Lulu.
Florida Keys 1972
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AQUARIUS in 1989 -- only operational offshore habitat now dedicated to science.
St. Croix, USVI 1989
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Aquanauts excurt (saturation dive) from TEKTITE I.
St. John, USVI 1969
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HUGO underwater observatory monitors Loihi subsea volcano off Hawaii.
Oahu, Hawaii 1997
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Pressure pot carries materials down to AQUARIUS.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS featured on cover of Sea Technology prior to 1986 deployment.
1986
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AQUARIUS deployed in Salt River Canyon off St. Croix.
St. Croix, USVI 1986
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AQUARIUS sits in 60 feet of water at Conch Reef, Key Largo, FL.
Florida, Key Largo
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AQUARIUS technician communicates with the shore base to relay life support data.
St. Croix, USVI 1988
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In the AQUARIUS main lock looking aft towards the entry lock.
Florida, Key Largo 1993
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AQUARIUS tank rack and gazebo deck serves as the starting point for excursions.
Florida, Key Largo
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AQUARIUS scientist adjusts coral feeding experiment controlled in habitat.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS aquanauts discuss dive plan during coral feeding study.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS lowered to its first home off St. Croix, 1986.
St. Croix, USVI 1986
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AQUARIUS ops: talk bubbles provide remote air, comms and equipment drop points.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS aquanauts pause to converse in talk bubble.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS aboard transport barge on its way to St. Croix in 1986.
St. Croix, USVI 1986
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AQUARIUS post-hurricane Hugo-- 6 feet of sand scoured from beneath leg.
St. Croix, USVI 1989 October
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AQUARIUS post-hurricane Hugo-- 6 feet of sand scoured from beneath leg.
St. Croix, USVI 1989 October
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AQUARIUS post-hurricane Hugo-- 6 feet of sand scoured from beneath leg.
St. Croix, USVI 1989 October
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AQUARIUS watch desk keeps 24 hr. watch on saturation operations.
St. Croix, USVI
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AQUARIUS, built in Texas, en route to St. Croix in 1986.

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