Blog of Jonathan A. Eisen, Professor at U.C. Davis.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Building a new Alvin
Quick post here. For those interested in Deep Sea research, you should check out the story by William Broad in the NY Times on building a replacement for Alvin (New Submersible to Expand Deep-Sea Exploration). Alvin is a wonderful little submarine that I and many others have relied upon for much of our research. But it definitely has some issues. And it looks like Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is in the processof building a replacement.