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CTD

The CTD (standing for Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) is a vital tool for oceanographers. It measures the temperature and salinity of the water as it is lowered from the surface to the sea floor. By repeating...
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The Bongo Net

WHOI scientist Carin Ashjian is hard at work studying zooplankton populations as an indicator of water currents and plant distribution in the Chukchi Sea. Carin uses an instrument called a bongo paired...
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Van Veen Grab

The Van Veen Grab is an instrument used to collect sediment from the ocean floor. It's a clamshell bucket made of stainless steel that's lowered from the Healy's fantail using a winch. Biologist, Tanja...
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Promotion Ceremony

A few days ago the Healy's coast guard members conducted a promotion ceremony on the ice. One of the coast guard personnel to advance was Mr. Yancy Plascencia. On June first Mr. Plascencia was promoted from...
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Ice Day

Science on Ice:  Some people are drilling holes in the ice to learn what's going on beneath it, others taking ice core samples to learn what's in it, still others netting plankton from the seawater.  This is...