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Nick Loomis

A New View of Marine Life

Nick Loomis, a graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, grew up in the farmlands of Nebraska, far from any ocean. As a result, he had little exposure to the tiny plants and animals, collectively called plankton, that dwell in the sea. Once at MIT and WHOI, however, he helped invent a new sea-going imaging instrument called the Holocam, which can capture 3-D holographic images of algae, copepods, and other microscopic ocean life. Learn more about his work in a special audio slideshow. (Photo by Daniel Cojanu)


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