Laura Bagge's Trip in ALVIN the Submarine
Graduate student Laura Bagge (Johnsen Lab) went to a most unusual spot for her field work last summer--the edge of the continental shelf off Nantucket, Massachusetts. Bagge was able to dive in the historic Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin, first built in the 1960's, to more than 250 meters depth. She and her colleagues captured specimens of creatures that live in the lightless ocean depths. You can see a video of Laura describing her dive and take a 360 degree tour of Alvin at the link, where DukeStories has featured her work and that of Prof. Cindy Lee Van Dover (Duke Marine Lab).