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Let the Sunshine In

Single-celled phytoplankton carry out photosynthesis within specialized organelles called chloroplasts. Like factories, the chloroplasts' photosynthetic machinery requires raw materials and energy—sunlight—to operate. Cells living in the ocean must rapidly adapt to varying light levels caused by intermittent cloudy and bright conditions.
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(Illustration by Amy Caracappa-Qubeck and Katherine Joyce, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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How a biofilm forms in the sea

illustration showing killing interactions among strains of Vibrio

Lethal interactions

Elemental Journeys

El Niño and La Niña

Climate change and ancient civilizations

Groundwater and the ocean

Albatross flight dynamics

The Ocean Conveyor

Greenland-Scotland Ridge

Source of radioactivity in the ocean

Where the whales are

Deep-sea gorges

Listening in on whales

Types of Estrogen

Gateway between the beach and the ocean

Marine microbe relationships

Bacteria and diatoms

Does sand move bacteria at the beach?

2010 Haiti earthquake

RAFOS floats

Noah’s Not-so-big Flood

Natural Oil Seeps

Indian Ocean Dipole

Samoa chain

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