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This VPR image of a colonial chain of diatoms, a type of algae, shows even the individual cells in the chain, itself perhaps only 1/50th of an inch long. (Courtesy of Cabell Davis, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Specialized camera system gives unprecedented view of ocean life

With still so much to learn about the planktonic creatures that support the marine food web, scientists with the Northeast U.S. Shelf Long-Term Ecological Research (NES-LTER) project have developed the…

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Are warming Alaskan Arctic waters a new toxic algal hotspot?

With the Alaskan Arctic warming faster than almost anywhere in the world, she and other members of the Anderson Research Lab were concerned about the possible northward spread of this…

An ocean of opportunity

Ocean experts explore the potential risks and rewards of ocean-based solutions to climate change

Five marine living fossils you should know about

After living for millions of years, these species may have mastered evolution in our ocean

A dragnet for toxic algae?

To keep a close eye on harmful algal blooms, shellfish farmers are relying on a WHOI-developed camera system that spies on toxic species below the surface and sends alerts when…

The Living Breathing Ocean

Rainforests have been dubbed the Earth’s lung, but like us, our planet has two lungs. The second one is the ocean.