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Sentry Away

Sentry Away

One May 2011 evening in the Gulf of Mexico, engineers readied the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry to dive in…

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More than Skin Deep

More than Skin Deep

WHOI’s Aran Mooney (left) and Julie Arruda (middle) and Iliana Ruiz-Cooley (right) from NOAA’s Protected Resource Division in San Diego prepare a…

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Grumpy Grouper

Grumpy Grouper

Despite its expression of perpetual disgust, this jewel grouper (Cephalopholis miniata), also known as coral cod or vermillion seabass, enjoys…

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Whale Heads and Tales

Whale Heads and Tales

It’s a Saturday morning at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass., the farthest point on the Cape. I am sleepy,…

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Coring Coral

Coring Coral

Using SCUBA gear so she can remain submerged, Joint Program student Hannah Barkley drills into a coral colony in Palau…

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Reef Monitors

Reef Monitors

WHOI post-doctoral scholar Katie Shamberger (left) demonstrates the use of a Niskin bottle to students from the Palau Community College.…

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In Search of Tricho, Pt. 2

In Search of Tricho, Pt. 2

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the research vessel R/V Oceanus undertake a cruise to study health and…

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In Search of Tricho, Pt. 3

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the research vessel R/V Oceanus undertake a cruise to study health and…

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On the Road in Barbados

On the Road in Barbados

WHOI research assistant Mary Lardie holds an information card while geochronologist William Thompson takes a photo of a large fossil…

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