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Sign of Stress

Sign of Stress

A staghorn coral branch (Acropora cervicornis) on a reef west of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, suffers from White Band Syndrome, a coral disease that has been a significant source […]

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Mighty Mites

Mighty Mites

Under a microscope, a copepod looks fearsome, but at only one-sixteenth of an inch, it won’t bother anyone. People seldom see these tiny marine crustaceans, but they may be the […]

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Buff Mussels

Buff Mussels

These deep-sea mussels were collected on an Alvin dive to the Florida Escarpment in the Gulf of Mexico. This rocky platform, 1.6 miles below the surface, is made of […]

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Sweet Hitchhiker

Sweet Hitchhiker

This sea urchin was collected from the ocean floor near the Galapagos Rift. The hitchhiking urchin was found in the basket on the front of the Alvin submersible only […]

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Consuming Coral

Consuming Coral

Gliding on hundreds of tiny suction-cup feet, A Crown-of-thorns sea star roams the reef, consuming immobile corals and leaving bare coral skeleton behind. Common in the Pacific and Indian Oceans […]

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Escorting an Ocean Drone

Escorting an Ocean Drone

WHOI Engineer Kevin Manganini escorts a JetYak autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) through the waters off Chappaquidick, which became its own island in 2007 after a storm created an inlet that separated […]

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Holding the Key

Holding the Key

As the oceans become more acidic due to the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, marine scientists are studying how organisms, such as the developing squid shown here, […]

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Penguins on Parade

Penguins on Parade

Macquarie Island, a tiny island between Tasmania and Antarctica in the Southern Ocean, is home to large colonies of Royal penguins and other animals. The island is a Tasmanian State […]

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Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

WHOI computer tech BL Owens waves goodbye to the schooner Corwith Cramer as it leaves its Woods Hole dock with her husband Breck Owens in June 2007. The week-long cruise, […]

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Science Scaffolding

Science Scaffolding

Dongsha Atoll is a remote coral reef ecosystem in the South China Sea, about two meters below sea level. With no solid ground from which to work, researchers from Anne […]

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Jumping in

Jumping in

A plucky Adelie penguin clears a meltwater stream stained brown by the acres of guano it has trickled through. “The Adelie is this really tough little character that doesn’t have […]

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Mapping an Iceberg

Mapping an Iceberg

This colorful image represents underwater (?) topography (?) of an iceberg in Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord. It was created using data from multifrequency sonar during the MIMEX (Mapping Iceberg Melting EXperiment) […]

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Hermit

Hermit

WHOI paleoclimatologist Konrad Hughen snapped this photo of a hermit crab during a 2015 expedition to the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Hughen studies climate change by looking at […]

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Marine fireworks

Marine fireworks

A siphonophore, which is closely related to the medusae. These animals are made up of multiple units, each specialized for a function like swimming, feeding, or reproduction. This “modular” construction […]

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