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Accompanying Alvin

Veteran manned submersible lets deep-sea researchers journey more than a mile down.


Alvin dwarfs a crew member. Image courtesy of L. Goehring Brea Govenar smiles in Alvin's cramped interior. Image courtesy of L. Goehring An Alvin crewmember stands nonchalantly on top of Alvin as it is hoisted into the sea. Image courtesy of L. Goehring Alvin in deep blue. Image courtesy of M. Spear Snail shells glisten black and yellow. Image courtesy of L.Podowski Tubeworms' red plumes sway in the current, towards a grey pillar. Image courtesy of C. Ventriani / W.H.O.I.
Tommy Moore soaked to the skin but still smiling. Image courtesy of L. Goehring