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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. Lowering of a core oceanographic instrument into the ocean at night is being done here, during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Scientists studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench, the second deepest place in the ocean, and measured heat flow on the East Pacific Rise during this expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographers; Oceanographic instruments; Submarine geology
    • Format: image
  6. Willard N. Bascom, at left, readying instruments raft onboard R/V Spencer F. Baird. Bikini area. Capricorn 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: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  7. Engineer William C. King ("Buddy") stands behind the drum holding the R/V Spenser F. Baird's (ship) 40,000 foot tapered steel cable during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); King, William C.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  8. Walter H. Munk (right) and two unidentified men lowering the camera into the water near Palmerston Island during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench, the second deepest place in the ocean, and measured heat flow on the East Pacific Rise during this expedition. 1952.,Scripps Institution of Oceanography's very own Walter H. (Walter Heinrich) Munk (right) and two unidentified men lowering the camera into the water near Palmerston Island during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Scientists studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench, the second deepest place in the ocean, and measured heat flow on the East Pacific Rise during this expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Cameras; Oceanographic instruments; Underwater imaging systems
    • Format: image
  9. Ronald Mason with magnetometer, aboard the research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship) during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), magnetometer is a scientific instrument used to measure the strength and/or direction of the magnetic field in the vicinity of the instrument. Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Mason, Ronald G.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Magnetometer; Oceanographic instruments; Geomagnetism--Pacific Ocean
    • Format: image
  10. Lowering of a core oceanographic instrument into the ocean is being done here, during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Scientists studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench, the second deepest place in the ocean, and measured heat flow on the East Pacific Rise during this expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographers; Submarine geology; Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  11. Theodore Robert Folsom (left) and Milton Nunn Bramlette shown here examine a water sampler 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); Folsom, Theodore Robert, 1908-1989; Blumberg, Richard
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  12. Steaming the hydrophones in preparation for a seismic run

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Hydrophone; Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  13. Alan Churchill Jones at the fathometer, a sonar depth finder, while on board the research vessel Spencer F. Baird, during the Capricorn Expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  14. Walter H. Munk (left) and John D. Isaacs (far right) observing an oceanographic instrument during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). At this point of the expedition they are somewhere between Eniwetok and Tonga in the Pacific. The expedition used scuba divers to explore the Pacific seafloor and studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Isaacs, John D. (John Dove); Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  15. Unloading sub. Cable

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Isaacs, John D. (John Dove)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments
    • Format: image
  16. Theodore Robert Folsom (left) and Martin W. (Martin Wiggo) Johnson with a plankton net on board the research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship) during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Johnson, Martin W. (Martin Wiggo), 1893-1984; Folsom, Theodore Robert, 1908-1989
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments; Marine biology
    • Format: image
  17. Isaacs instrument, Bikini area

    • 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
  18. On the fantail of the R/V Spencer F. Baird (ship) during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), a very bent coring tube lies across two wooden sawhorses, while assorted equipment litters the deck-coring apparatus, temperature probe (being sat upon), under-water camera, etc. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships; Oceanographic instruments; Marine geology
    • Format: image
  19. (Left to right) Philip E. Jackson, Arthur Eugene Maxwell and Richard E. Blumberg on aboard R/V Spencer F. Baird (ship) while on the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). They are shown here lowering the heat probe which records temperatures at various depths of the bottom sediments. The heat probe was used for the first successful heat flow measurements of the seafloor during the Expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Maxwell, Arthur Eugene, 1925-; Jackson, Philip E.; Blumberg, Richard E.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments; Oceanographic research ships; Marine geology
    • Format: image