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  1. (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
  2. Henri Rotschi (left) holds a basket used to collect pearl shell. Tehaiere Paniora (center) and Willard N. Bascom (right) are shown here examining weight line. Crew members are on a break from 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); Bascom, Willard N., 1916-; Paniora, Tehaiere; Rotschi, Henri
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Pearl divers
    • Format: image
  3. Takaroan pearl divers, Fereti and Tehaiere, confer with Capricorn diver Willard Bascom

    • Collection: Roger Revelle Papers
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Ferete; Bascom, Willard N., 1916-; Paniora; Tehaire
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Pearl divers
    • Format: image
  4. Takaroans on the quay watching pearl divers prepare to go below

    • Collection: Roger Revelle Papers
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Pearl divers; Villages and towns--Tonga; Skin Diving; Harbors; Tongans
    • Format: image
  5. Henri Rotschi, left, village chief Paniora, center, and Willard Bascom, right, holding pearl collecting baskets and weight line in Takaroa

    • Collection: Roger Revelle Papers
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953); Ferete; Paniora; Tehaire; Bascom, Willard N., 1916; Rotschi, Henri
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Pearl divers; Tongans
    • Format: image
  6. Tongan pearl divers in the water

    • Collection: Roger Revelle Papers
    • Name: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Capricorn Expedition (1952-1953)
    • Date: 1952
    • Topic: Pearl divers; Tongans
    • Format: image