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  1. Memorandum to All Hands

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs
    • Name: Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991
    • Date: 1952-10-16
    • Topic: Oceanography--Research-- North Pacific Ocean; San Diego (Calif.); Scientific expeditions--Pacific Ocean
    • Format: image
  2. We are steaming on 063 to the next station...

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952-12-28
    • Topic: Oceanography; Tonga; Scientific expeditions
    • Format: image
  3. Memorandum to All Hands

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01-12
    • Topic: Scientific expeditions; Oceanography; Tonga; San Diego (Calif.)
    • Format: image
  4. View of Viti Levu, Fiji, from the deck of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel, R/V Spencer F. Baird, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953
    • Topic: Harbors
    • Format: image
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Some members the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) on their way back from Viti Levu after a day of diving with the Fijians at the island of Serua. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Raitt, Russell W.; Dietz, Robert S. (Robert Sinclair), 1914-; Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Canoes and canoeing; Oceanographers; Beaches--Fiji--Viti Levu
    • Format: image
  12. Underwater shot of an unknown diver at the water surface near a boat during the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) near Alexa bank northwest of Samoa. December 8, 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952-12-08
    • Topic: Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  13. (Left to right) Takaroan pearl divers Fereti and Tehaiere with diving goggles around their necks confer with Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) diver Willard Bascom while village chief Paniora stands by holding weighted diving line. Geographically Takaroa is part of the King George Islands; it is an atoll in the Tauamotu group in French Polynesia, it is known for its fine pearls, including black pearls. This was the first Scripps Institution of Oceanography expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Paniori; Bascom, Willard N, 1916-; Fereti; Tehaiere
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Tuamotu Archipelago; Pearl divers
    • Format: image
  14. Vava'u Island and a smaller island, in the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), this was the first Scripps Institution of Oceanography expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. January 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01
    • Topic: Harbors; Islands
    • Format: image
  15. 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
  16. Harold W. Brown "Brownie" operating small winch on R/V Spencer F. Baird during Capricorn Expedition, 1952

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Brown, Harold W.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Winches
    • Format: image
  17. Arthur Eugene Maxwell with beard as King Neptune, and her Highness Amphitrite, interrogating a pollywog (first time equator crosser) during an equator crossing the line ceremony. R/V Spencer F. Baird during Capricorn Expedition. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Maxwell, Arthur Eugene, 1925-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Crossing the equator
    • Format: image
  18. 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
  19. Profile of R/V Spencer F. Baird at sea with a skiff nearby

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  20. 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
  21. Divers and their diving equipment shown here being lowered to the water in a skiff, they are off to do field work during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). R/V Horizon can be seen behind her to the left. The expedition used scuba divers to explore the Pacific seafloor and studied the 35,400 foot deep Tonga Trench. 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953
    • Topic: Scuba diving--Equipment and supplies
    • Format: image
  22. 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
  23. Pollywog (first time Equator crosser) Russell W. Raitt (lying on the cot) being given truth serum by King Neptune's Court during an Equator Crossing the Line ceremony. Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Raitt, Russell W.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Crossing the equator
    • Format: image
  24. Entering Vava'u which is an island chain consisting of one large island and forty smaller ones in Tonga during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). January 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01
    • Topic: Harbors; Islands
    • Format: image
  25. Roger Revelle on board the research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship) during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), he was serving as the expedition leader and also director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the time. 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: Oceanographers
    • Format: image
  26. Natives from Palmerston Island, a coral atoll in the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean, come to take a visit on the research vessel Spencer F. Baird (Ship), during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). January 12, 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01-12
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships; Oceanographers
    • Format: image
  27. Scientific crew from the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) taking a break on the Marquesas Island. Here the Marquesans at the village of Taiohae, are performing a native dance called the \"Nuku Hiva\". The Marquesas Islands were colonized by sea-faring Polynesians as early as 300 A.D., thought to originate from Samoa. January 25, 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953-01-25
    • Topic: Dance--French Polynesia--Marquesas Islands
    • Format: image
  28. A group of native boys pose for a photo during the luau given to the scientist of the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) on the island of Tongatabu in the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. December 26, 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953
    • Topic: Islands; Children--Tonga; Tongans
    • Format: image
  29. Putting wire over side

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Isaacs, John D. (John Dove); Bascom, Willard N., 1916-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographers
    • Format: image
  30. The oceanographic research vessel, R/V Spencer F. Baird, departing on the Capricorn Expedition. October 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952-10
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  31. Unidentified scuba divers on the ocean floor near Vava'u Island, in the island nation of Tonga in the South Pacific during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), this was the first Scripps Institution of Oceanography expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. January 5, 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01-05
    • Topic: Submarine geology; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  32. 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
  33. A view of Tahiti, largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, as ships of the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953) are passing near. 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Clouds; Tahiti; Islands
    • Format: image
  34. R/V Spencer F. Baird moored at a dock in American Samoa unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Harbors; Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  35. Spencer F. Baird. Capricorn Expedition, 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
    • Format: image
  36. 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
  37. A skiff is prepared with diving gear for divers, who will explore Falcon Island part of the Tonga group in the south central Pacific Ocean, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). This was the first Scripps expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Scuba diving; Lifeboats
    • Format: image
  38. 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
  39. Divers preparing to launch a skiff, who will explore Falcon Island part of the Tonga group in the south central Pacific Ocean, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). This was the first Scripps expedition to use scuba divers to explore the Pacific. Circa 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Lifeboats; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  40. Work on fantail of R/V Spencer F. Baird. 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-; Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographers; Buoys
    • Format: image
  41. R/V Spencer F. Baird (ship) 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)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  42. A frame [on Spencer F. Baird]

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Maxwell, Arthur Eugene, 1925-; Raitt, Russell W.
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image
  43. View of Viti Levu, Fiji, from the deck of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography research vessel, R/V Spencer F. Baird, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1953.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Jones, Alan Churchill, 1927-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953
    • Topic: Oceanographic research ships
    • Format: image