Learn About Sub That Explored Titanic

The submersible Alvin prepares for a dive in September 2009. Photo by Rod Catanach, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

On Tuesday, April 17, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host an all-ages “Family Science Outing” to learn about Alvin, the institute’s manned deep submergence vehicle. The submersible has made over 4,400 dives in its nearly 50-year history.

Alvin has logged more than 4,300 dives and 30,000 hours exploring the deep ocean, diving a combined total of more than 9 million meters along the way. (Bill Lange, Tim Shank, and the Alvin Group, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

According to an article in the Falmouth Patch, “Inside the Alvin Submersible,” will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the WHOI Exhibit Center on School Street in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

The event is timed to coincide with April 15, which is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Alvin was involved in the exploration of the wreckage of RMS Titanic in 1986.

To read more:

Falmouth Patch

 

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