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Fish Chatter

Fish Chatter

To our ears coral reefs may seem relatively quiet, but fish there make a variety of sounds that are often…

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Multi-Pronged Coral Reef Research

Multi-Pronged Coral Reef Research

WHOI scientist Amy Apprill led an first-of-its kind joint expedition with Cuban and American scientists in November 2017 to study the Gardens of the Queens in…

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An Unexpected Collaborator

An Unexpected Collaborator

American and Cuban scientists teamed up for an unprecedented joint expedition in November 2017 to explore one of the Caribbean’s most…

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A New View

A New View

This image is of a photogrammetric model of the Rouse Simmons, a schooner that sank on Lake Michigan in 1912…

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Sampling Coral Health

Sampling Coral Health

WHOI scientist Amy Apprill collects a small sample of an elkhorn coral in November 2017 during an unprecedented joint expedition with Cuban and American scientists…

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Ready, Set, Research!

Ready, Set, Research!

Partnership Education Program (PEP) student Kayla Jones (left) and guest student Hadley Clark geared up in the summer of 2017…

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Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

This coral’s stark white color indicates that it is stressed. Corals host symbiotic algae that produce food for corals and…

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Underwater Soundscapes

Underwater Soundscapes

WHOI postdoctoral scholar Ashlee Lillis checks on snapping shrimp in a tank at the Institution’s Environmental Systems Laboratory. The shrimp…

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From Whales to Microbes

From Whales to Microbes

WHOI scientist Amy Apprill studies a wide range of marine life—from microorganisms to whales. In recent years, she has studied…

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An Ear in the Ocean

An Ear in the Ocean

WHOI research engineer Rod Catanach wires a sound recorder on a coral reef off St. John in the U.S. Virgin…

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Reef Research

Reef Research

Kan-Min of the Dongsha Atoll Research Station steers a research vessel over Dongsha’s coral reef in the South China Sea,…

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Corals Under Threat

Corals Under Threat

A large school of bigeye trevally swim past a submarine carrying WHOI scientists descending in Cabu Pulmo National Park, home…

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Coral Skeleton Crystals

Coral Skeleton Crystals

Former MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Tom DeCarlo holds a vial containing aragonite, a crystal form of calcium carbonate, the mineral…

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A Double Whammy for Corals

A Double Whammy for Corals

Scientists know that gradually rising ocean temperatures can push corals past a threshold and cause them to bleach. But combine…

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Homing in on Reef Homes

Homing in on Reef Homes

Justin Suca holds a translucent young mantis shrimp off the Caribbean island of St. John where he does field work.…

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Bleached Coral

Bleached Coral

A coral at Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea shows the effects of “bleaching.” The phenomenon occurs when ocean temperatures…

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Snap Chatter

Snap Chatter

Snapping shrimp usually look something like tiny lobsters, with one front claw much larger than the other. They use their…

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Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Christmas tree worms, named for their resemblance to decorated holiday trees, are tiny, segmented worms that grow slowly and live…

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