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  1. Diving During Capricorn Expedition

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Letters, Clippings, Ships' Logs
    • Name: Bascom, Willard N., 1916-; Horizon (Ship); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953-03-25
    • Topic: Scientific expeditions; San Diego (Calif.); Oceanography; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  2. 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
  3. Diver, possibly Willard Bascom, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), showed here following a tow line in a drowned atoll known as Alexa Bank on the Melanesian border plateau. 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
  4. 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
  5. Scuba gear on deck

    • Collection: Edward Sheldon Barr Papers
    • Name: Barr, Edward Sheldon, 1933-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Scuba apparatus; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  6. A skiff used during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Lifeboats; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  7. This underwater photo was taken during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953). It shows the floor of the Pleistocene atoll called Alexa Bank, at a depth of 20 fathoms just inside the eastern rim. The coral is Echinopora lamellosa, the scuba diver is Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Walter H. (Walter Heinrich) Munk. December 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: MacFall, John B.; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
    • Date: 1952-12
    • Topic: Coral; Reefs; Scuba apparatus; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  8. 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; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship)
    • Date: 1953-01-05
    • Topic: Coral; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Phil Jackson in scuba gear over Alexa Bank

    • Collection: Edward Sheldon Barr Papers
    • Name: Barr, Edward Sheldon, 1933-; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Jackson, Philip E.
    • Date: 1952-12
    • Topic: Scuba apparatus; Scuba diving; Reefs
    • Format: image
  12. Divers, Philip E. Jackson and Robert F. Dill, during the Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953), showed here following a tow line in a drowned atoll known as Alexa Bank on the Melanesian border plateau. December 8, 1952.

    • Collection: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Photographs
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Dill, Robert Floyd, 1927-; Jackson, Philip E.
    • Date: 1952-12-08
    • Topic: Free diving; Scuba diving
    • Format: image
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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; Spencer F. Baird (Ship); Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1953-01-05
    • Topic: Submarine geology; Scuba diving
    • Format: image