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Now you see me, now you don’t

Marine biologists tackle an unsettling mystery surrounding sand lance–eel-like, dive-bombing fish that have become a cornerstone forage species for a wide range of marine animals in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean.

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On a recent research cruise, WHOI researchers on the Neil Armstrong find this deep sea beauty, a member of the suborder hyperiid amphipod (Photo by Paul Caiger, © WHOI)
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An illustration of the new building, which will be adjacent to the LOSOS building, outside of the existing road. (Courtesy of DSK)
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R/V Neil Armstrong in Prince Christian Sound
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WHOI engineer Molly Curran peers out from <em>Neried Under Ice (NUI)</em>, a hybrid remotely operated vehicle, 
 which she helped design and operates. (Photo by Mike Toillion, NASA)
On the shore beyond the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, Ordinary Seaman Michael Sessa captured this serene vista while WHOI's research vessel <em>Atlantis</em> was in port. It takes supportcrew like Michael in addition to the cadre of scientists and engineers to carry out WHOI's mission to advance knowledge of the ocean. In his own words, Michael expresses the wonders of life at sea: "I've seen countless dolphins playing in our wake, whales swimming alongside the ship, sea lions, seals, sea otters, bioluminescence in the water at night, and sunrises and sunsets over the ocean silhouetting the California coastal mountains." (Photo by Michael Sessa, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Fossil Porites coral (above) from the southern Mentawai Islands (Indonesia) in the eastern Indian Ocean were used to reconstruct Indian Ocean Dipole variability over previous centuries. (Photo by Nerilie Abram, Australian National University)
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Margot Saher (left) of Bangor University and Roland Gehrels of University of York work together to obtain a sediment core from Barn Island salt marsh in Stonington, Conn. (Image Courtesy of Roland Gehrels, University of York)
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