Members of Swan Song Expedition (1961) crew are shown here assembling the taunt wire buoy launch, placing the chain in the tub with the poly line next to be installed, oceanographer John Atkinson Knauss (extreme left) is watching. This expedition explored the North Pacific at the equator and Eastern Tropical Pacific on the research ship Argo. The expedition collected large water samples for analysis, studied the Cromwell Current (Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent), and undertook a limited biological program for the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission. 1961.
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