Ben Oostdam's


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second semester at
Scripps, 1961

Our favorite hostess, by contrast, was Helen Raitt, the lively wife of Russ,
who was a rather quiet middle-aged geophysicist.
She had taken part in the "Capricorn Expedition" and had written a book about it
("Exploring the Deep Pacific").

In the photograph below , the Raitts are shown together (extreme right)
with a number of other well-known oceanographers,
on the return of the R.V. "Spencer F. Baird"
from the "CAPRICORN" Expedition, in 1953, 7 years earlier:

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