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A tunnel to the Twilight Zone

Scientists track hungry blue sharks as they ride swirling currents down to the ocean twilight zone—a layer of the ocean containing the largest fish biomass on Earth

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The manipulator arm of the remotely operated vehicle Jason samples a stream of fluid from a hydrothermal vent. The fluid contains gases that are in liquid form because of the high pressure of the deep ocean.
Abigail Archer
Deploying a CTD Rosette
Departing Woods Hole
Deploying the VPR from the A-frame
Deploying MOCNESS
Deploying the VPR from Deck
Deploying REMUS
Recovering a CTD Rosette
At the Woods Hole Science Stroll budding researchers shared their ideas for the future of ocean exploration. (Photo by A. Brown, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Mark Hahn
GOES Program
agu awards
Blue shark
Basking shark
Blue shark
Hauke Kite-Powell
Argonauts like this pelagic octopus, found in the ocean twilight zone, are rarely found in the wild. Only the females like this lovely lady are able to create a shell. Following a quick checkup, she was released back into the wild. (Image by Paul Caiger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)