A blue starfish was just one bright example of ocean life encountered during a month-long study of coral health in Micronesia. Read the expedition blog to learn what corals tell us about climate today and in the past, as well as to view more photos. (Photo by Maryann Kovacs, Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A marine biologist and neuro-anatomist, Darlene Ketten was elected for contributions to the understanding of the biophysics of hearing in mammals and for development of ultra-high resolution imaging for diagnosis of hearing impairments.
The slate pencil urchin belongs to the only group of sea urchins known to survive the Permian-Triassic extinction that ocurred about 252 million years ago. This image is featured in the 2013 WHOI wall calendar, available now.