Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Easter Microplate Expedition March 12–April 6, 2005

Click here to view Alvin initiation photos.


Jenny, responsible for many of the pictures on the log pages, takes another shot!
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Greg and Nerida before their dive on March 31.


Cindy, Mark and Mitzi all enjoying the delicious barbeque.
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Shana and Caren are still grinning over the great food.

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Watching the Alvin from an upper deck as the ship steams up to her after the dive.

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Dan and Joe exiting the Alvin after the dive.
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Robbie watching the sub's recovery and anticipating a long night of dissections.

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Ed (Ordinary Seaman)
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Greg looking through his observer's view port (the small dark spot in the center of the blue padding) during the dive in the Alvin.

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Robbie is scheduled to dive tomorrow. It is critical that the oxygen masks fit snugly without leaks to reduce fire danger in case there's an emergency in the sub, so men must shave their beards. Here he is beginning to be shaved by Caren.
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Intermediate step: Robbie's heavy metal look.