Blue Water Diving with WHOI

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"Inside the Open Ocean: Blue Water Diving" produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), describes a specialized diving technique that lets biologists study the ocean's most fragile beings--soft, transparent animals such as jellyfish that are crushed by traditional tools such as plankton nets. Scientists had to find a way to spend time where these gelatinous animals live--inside the bottomless blue open ocean, drifting with the plankton.

Learn more about how researchers use scuba for their research in these WHOI videos about cold water diving and shallow water diving.