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  1. Left to right: Robert Floyd Dill, Walter Heinrich Munk, Richard Blumberg preparing to lower a deep-sea camera enclosed in a watertight case into the ocean. Cut off from the top of this photo is the strobe unit in a similar turret above the camera, which supplies the light source for the camera. The flat disk at the very bottom of this devise is called the "shoe" which actually touches the sea-floor. This photo was taken during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Blumberg, Richard; Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-; Dill, Robert Floyd, 1927-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic instruments; Cameras
    • Format: image
  2. 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
  3. 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