Binder 7: Photographs and Images

 

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Creation Date

12-1-1981

Keywords

Marine Biology--Research, Coral reefs and islands--Caribbean Sea, Environmental laboratories, Marine biologists, Scuba diving, Saturation diving

Type

Image

Date

December 1981

Abstract

Photograph of a SCUBA diver swimming next to the porthole window of Hydrolab, an underwater laboratory located on the seafloor which allowed scientists to live and work underwater for extended periods of time. Hydrolab was operated by West Indies Laboratory for 7 years and was then moved to the Smithsonian Institute before again moving to the headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, Maryland. At the time of the photograph, Hydrolab was located at a depth of approximately 50 feet in Salt River submarine canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Portable Underwater Talking Station (PUTS) is the small-house like structure at the bottom left of the larger Hydrolab structure. The PUTS has a pocket of trapped air that allowed divers to swim in and talk with one another without having to reenter Hydrolab. The lock-out chamber is pictured to the bottom right of the larger Hydrolab structure and was used for entering and exiting Hydrolab. A school of fish are seen swimming near Hydrolab.

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2 x 2 inches cardboard projector slide with Kodachrome 35mm photographic film in the center of the slide to produce an image

Subject: geographic

Virgin Islands of the United States -- Saint Croix

Genre

Slides (Photography)

Format

jpeg

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Physical Collection

Dr. John Ogden Caribbean and Coral Reef collection

Keywords

Marine Biology--Research, Coral reefs and islands--Caribbean Sea, Environmental laboratories, Marine biologists, Scuba diving, Saturation diving

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