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Eyes on the Ocean March 2007: A Photo Resource for the Media

January 1, 2007


Eggs for Breakfast
This egg sac of Euchaeta norvegica, a copepod, turned up in researchers’ plankton nets as they were being towed by the Albatross IV through the waters around Cape Cod. Researchers have been studying the many strands of the ocean food web to see what makes the southern New England area such a productive feeding ground for humpbacks and other types of whales. (Photo by Melissa Patrician, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sea of White
Ice covered much of the Arctic Ocean during the Beaufort Gyre experiment expedition of 2006. Research at both the North and South Polar Regions will be a focus of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year. (Photo by Rick Krishfield, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Tales to Tell
Amphorae, the ancient equivalent of today’s 55-gallon steel drums, lie strewn on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. Advances in underwater imaging and autonomous vehicles are enabling archaeologists to expand their studies of ancient shipwrecks into deep waters. (Photomosaic courtesy of Hanumant Singh, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Roll with it
The WHOI-operated research vessel Oceanus rolls with the seas as the ship steams toward the Gulf Stream in November 2005. The decks were fully loaded with gear for the CLIvar MOde Water Dynamic Experiment (CLIMODE), which is continuing this month. (Photo by Sean Whelan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
“Eyes on the Ocean” is an image resource produced by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for use by photo editors and other interested members of the media. The images can be used on their own with a caption, or to help illustrate stories reporters and editors are working on.

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