Oceans and seas

ALVIN

October 28, 2011, 8:54 am

ALVIN is a deep submersible commissioned on June 5, 1964 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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It has been used for over a thousand research and rescue missions in the years since it was first launched, most from aboard the tender ship Atlantis II, which was retired from that duty in 1996.

 

caption The Alvin underwater. Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions (WHOI)

 

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Citation

Baum, S. (2011). ALVIN. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/149745

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