Binder 7: Photographs and Images

 

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Creation Date

3-1-1985

Keywords

Marine Biology--Research, Marine biologists, Islands--United States Virgin Islands, Environmental laboratories, Scuba diving, Saturation diving

Type

Image

Date

March 1985

Abstract

Photograph of fifteen people standing in front of the Aegir underwater habitat structure in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The group may be the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Advisory Committee. The Aegir, named after a sea giant of Norse mythology, was a habitat structure and laboratory designed to be located on the seafloor, which allowed scientists to live and work underwater for extended periods of time. The Aegir consisted of two large cylinders connected by a sphere in the center. Unlike Hydrolab, the Aegir had two ballast tanks which allowed it to raise and lower itself to the seafloor, rather than requiring use of a crane. The Aegir was deployed near St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Funding for the project eventually ran out and it was dismantled. A portion of the Aegir was permanently sunk as an artifical reef at Butler Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where divers are able to visit it.

Description

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, Marine biologists, Islands--United States Virgin Islands, Environmental laboratories, Scuba diving, Saturation diving

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