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Barnacle Beauties

Barnacle Beauties

Adult barnacles, about one year old, form plates to hold their body together and for protection.
(Photo by Vicke Starczak, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Colorful Crystals

Colorful Crystals

Using optical and electron microscopes, scientists can detect how crystals within rocks change their sizes, shapes, and orientations when the rocks are subjected to heat and stress. These atomic-scale […]

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Scientific Sleuths

Scientific Sleuths

WHOI postdoctoral fellow Rhian Waller (left), University of Washington graduate student Deb Glickson, and colleagues tried to witness an undersea volcanic eruption in action on the Juan de Fuca […]

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Curve Appeal

Curve Appeal

The 35,570-square-foot biogeochemistry building, now called the Stanley W. Watson Laboratory, under construction in 2005. The Watson Lab is one of two new laboratories on the Institution’s Quissett Campus, […]

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Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl

Crabs thrive in a new vent site on the Galapagos Rift found in 2005. Its concave shape and lineage to previously found sites called Rose Garden and Rosebud–suggested the name […]

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Seafloor Settlers

Seafloor Settlers

At the experiment site at the Tica Vent on the East Pacific Rise, basalt panels were placed in the center of a tubeworm colony to see if larvae would […]

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Coring for Clues

Coring for Clues

WHOI geologist Liviu Giosan and colleagues cruise through a man-made canal in the Danube Delta in search of sites to take sediment cores. The history of the 6,000-year-old river […]

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Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

After five months in overhaul in a nearby facility, the submersible Alvin was lifted April 12 by crane onto support vessel R/V Atlantis at the WHOI dock. Ship and […]

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Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters

Alexis Jackson (in blue) and Carly Strasser, WHOI Summer Student Fellows, sieve mud in Barnstable Harbor (MA) to collect juvenile softshell clams (Mya arenaria) for population studies.(Photo by Tom […]

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Steering Clear

Steering Clear

Ship strikes threaten the survival of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. About 300 to 350 animals remain. This photo was taken in 2004 during fieldwork in the Bay […]

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Vocal Volcano?

Vocal Volcano?

Rising 4,360 meters (14,300 feet) from the seafloor off Samoa, Vailulu’u looks like an underwater version of Mount Fuji. (Courtesy Stan Hart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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A Hulk of a Different Sort

A Hulk of a Different Sort

In a painting of a hydrothermal chimney named Hulk on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, a camera mounted on the remotely operated vehicle Jason II captures high-resolution images using light […]

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Some Things Don’t Mix

Some Things Don't Mix

Joint Program student Mike Braun works on an experiment using freshwater and saltwater flows. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Tiny Bugs

Tiny Bugs

A juvenile copepod, Calanus glacialis, collected on a recent Arctic cruise, is about the size of the tip of a pencil. The shrimp-like animals are an important part of the […]

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Into the Future

Into the Future

Scientists and engineers check out the model of the personnel sphere for the Alvin replacement, expected in 2009. The mock-up enables users as well as engineers to visualize changes […]

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A Wall of Mud

A Wall of Mud

Ellen Roosen, Susan Humphris, and Jim Broda (left to right in this panorama) go over plans, now completed, for expanding the sediment core library at WHOI’s McLean Laboratory. The […]

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Back in Time

Back in Time

The Fenno family in front oftheir summer home, circa 1930. Purchased by WHOI in 1968 as part of theQuissett Campus, Fenno House today houses offices of the Director, Communications and Development […]

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