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Ten Years Later

Ten Years Later

May 25, 2016

In 2006, WHOI launched Image of the Day. Since then, nearly 4,000 images have graced the home page highlighting WHOI researchers, expeditions, and discoveries. This is the very first image to appear on April 16 of that year—barnacle larvae, (Semibalanus balanoides) frozen in ice from Buzzards Bay. WHOI biologist Jesús Pineda and his colleagues found that the larvae, despite being frozen, could thaw, swim, and develop into normal adults. In recent years, Pineda has found that a more southern species, Chthamalus fissus, has become increasingly abundant, possibly as a result of warming ocean waters around Cape Cod and New England.(Photo by Jesus Pineda, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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