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  1. Diver, either Walter Munk or Robert Livingston, doing some underwater field work during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) off the island of Vava'u, part of the Tonga island chains in the South Pacific Ocean. This was the first Scripps expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. January 5, 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953-01-05
    • Topic: Scuba diving; Coral
    • Format: image
  2. [Oceanographers examine contents of dredge haul]

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Vermilion Sea Expedition (1959)
    • Date: 1959
    • Topic: Biological oceanography; Dredging (Biology); Marine biology; Scientific expeditions--Mexico
    • Format: image
  3. Vava'u Island in the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), in this photo the view of the cliffs and ships at the foot of the cliffs can be seen. January1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953-01
    • Topic: Harbors; Islands
    • Format: image
  4. A damaged lead core barrel is positioned next to a new one. The old one was brought up from the Tonga Trench during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  5. Robert Floyd Dill shown here is adjusting an underwater camera during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) on board the research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship). Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Dill, Robert Floyd, 1927-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Underwater imaging systems; Oceanographic instruments; Cameras
    • Format: image
  6. Roger Revelle sitting on the deck of research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship), while he exams a sample from the bottom a drowned atoll known as Alexa Bank on the Melanesian border plateau during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Marine geology; Reefs; Corals
    • Format: image
  7. Raft in distance at sea

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  8. Returning in a skiff from Keppel and Niuatoputapu Islands in the island nation of Tonga, in the Pacific Ocean during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) is Willard N. Bascom (left) and other members of the expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Bascom, Willard N., 1916-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Lifeboats; Oceanographers
    • Format: image
  9. Spec[ial] Dev[elopments] Equipment Baird-Transpac

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Transpac Expedition; Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-07-22
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments; Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image