Photo of the Week: High-seas Halloween


Scripps Oceanography research vessel Roger Revelle may not get many trick-or-treaters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, but that hasn't stopped those aboard from getting into the Halloween spirit.

Captain David Murline recently shared photo highlights of the pumpkin carving contest held by the researchers and crew.

The vessel is currently involved in the second Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS-2), the goal of which is to better understand the fate of freshwater deposited on the sea surface as rainfall. Much of the cruise involves recovering equipment that Revelle deployed for the NASA- and NSF-funded study in 2016: monitoring equipment moored to the ocean floor, autonomous vehicles such as Seagliders and Wavegliders, and other floating gear.

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