Eyes on the Ocean March 2007: A Photo Resource for the Media
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Eggs for Breakfast This
egg sac of Euchaeta norvegica, a copepod, turned up in researchers' plankton
nets as they were being towed by the Albatross IV through the waters around Cape
Cod. Researchers have been studying the many strands of the ocean food web to
see what makes the southern New England area such a productive feeding ground
for humpbacks and other types of whales. (Photo by Melissa Patrician, Woods Hole
Sea of White Ice covered
much of the Arctic Ocean during the Beaufort Gyre experiment expedition of 2006.
Research at both the North and South Polar Regions will be a focus of the
2007-2008 International Polar Year. (Photo by Rick Krishfield, Woods Hole
Tales to Tell Amphorae,
the ancient equivalent of today's 55-gallon steel drums, lie strewn on the
bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Advances in underwater imaging and autonomous
vehicles are enabling archaeologists to expand their studies of ancient
shipwrecks into deep waters. (Photomosaic courtesy of Hanumant Singh, Woods Hole
Roll with it The
WHOI-operated research vessel Oceanus rolls with the seas as the ship
steams toward the Gulf Stream in November 2005. The decks were fully loaded with
gear for the CLIvar MOde Water Dynamic Experiment (CLIMODE), which is continuing
this month. (Photo by Sean Whelan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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