Hawaii Dive-0! 1,000th Dive of the Pisces Submersbiles




Marine scientists recently celebrated the 1,000th dive of one of their twin manned submarines off the coast of Hawaii.Scientists from the University of Hawaii and the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory HURL have now spent nearly 9,000 hours underwater around the Hawaiian Islands and U.S. Pacific territories since 1981.

Seen below is the Pisces IV. The Pisces V can be seen here.






via Hawaii Dive-0! Its manned subs 1,000th trip! – Technology & science – Science – OurAmazingPlanet – msnbc.com.

Dr. M (1730 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

3 comments on “Hawaii Dive-0! 1,000th Dive of the Pisces Submersbiles
  1. Beautiful. I sure miss my old hobby! Oceanographic cover collecting.

    This would have been a great dive for some documented dive covers to have been carried on to serve as a tangible and direct souvenir of the event.
    Terry and the others were always really good at helping what few oceanographic collectors are still around (as part of the greater naval and ship cover collecting area) but haven’t seen anything in years. Miss y’all and your fine assistance over the years.

    Hopefully there were at least a few? Would love to see someone post a pic if there were any made up, even for HURL’s own archives.
    If you would like to see more about oceanographic cover collecting, see my group at MyPhilately.com http://myphilately.com/grp_view.php?group_id=327

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