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Images: Blue Holes and Hurricanes

Anatomy of a blue hole (Illustration by Eric S. Taylor, WHOI Graphic Services)
(Pete van Hengstum, Texas A&M University)
A team of WHOI researchers is towed from the WHOI research vessel Atlantis to a blue hole in shallower waters off Jamaica. They use long pipes to core into sediments that settled to the bottom of the blue hole. The sediments contain forensic clues that the scientists use to reveal past patterns of hurricane and ocean temperatures. (Nicole D'Entremont, WHOI)
WHOI geologist Jeff Donnelly peers out of the glass sphere of a submersible descending into a blue hole in the Caribbean Sea. (natgeotv.com)
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