[13-May-16] R/V Atlantis steams away from Woods Hole for a seasonal phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic. The Atlantis is one of the most sophisticated research vessels afloat, and is specifically outfitted for launching and servicing the Alvin, a human occupied submersible. Delivered to Woods Hole in April 1997, R/V Atlantis contains six science labs and storage spaces, precision navigation systems, seafloor mapping sonar, and satellite communications.
Credit: Michael Starobin (NASA). Download this image (JPG, 134 KB).