Binder 7: Photographs and Images

 

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Creation Date

6-1-1991

Keywords

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

Type

Image

Date

June 1991

Abstract

Photograph of two SCUBA divers swimming near Aquarius Reef Base, an underwater laboratory located on the seafloor which allows scientists to live and work underwater for extended periods of time. The diver on the right swims near a white, hexagonal structure raised on poles. This is one of two waystations at Aquarius Reef Base. The waystations contain a pocket of trapped air that allows divers to swim in and talk with one another. Aquarius Reef Base was built in 1986 and replaced Hydrolab, which was decommissioned in the 1980s and moved to the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History. Aquarius Reef Base was initially stationed near the U.S. Virgin Islands. After Hurricane Hugo, in 1989, it underwent repairs and was moved to a location 20 meters underwater, near a coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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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

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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