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A bejeweled beauty is a Strawberry Squid from the Ocean Twilight Zone. (Photo by Paul Caiger, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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This festive collection of bright orange filter-feeding brisingid sea stars and scavenging sea urchins were found on a rocky seamount about 700 meters (~2,300 feet) deep in the Phoenix Island Protected Area. (Image captured by the ROV <em>SuBastian</em>)
WHOI senior engineer Jeff O'Brien offloads an ice-tethered Profiler buoy and winch from the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, during the 2019 expedition (17th year) of WHOI's Beaufort Gyre Expedition Exploration Project. (Photo by Fredrick Marin, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A reefscape in the highly-protected Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen), Cuba provides habitat and feeding grounds for large numbers of fish, including top predators like sharks and groupers. (Photo by Amy Apprill, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Emperor penguins amble to around the edges of a precarious ice sheet. (Photo by Stephanie Jenouvrier, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Sea anemones with jet lag?
Not exactly, but WHOI scientists are investigating the internal clock that keep inch-worm-sized anemones ticking
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MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Kalina Grabb demos the latest iteration of DISCO in a Watson lab at WHOI. (Photo by Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Low-oxygen “dead zones” and phytoplankton blooms like those shown here extending into the Gulf of Mexico are expanding in the global ocean due to a variety of factors, including climate disruptions, warmer ocean temperatures, and increasing nutrient runoff from fertilizers and wastewater on land. (Image courtesy of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration).
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IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue Team and volunteers respond to a  stranding of four common dolphins on Scussett Beach, Cape Cod in 2018- their 5000th response since the beginning of the Cape Cod Stranding Network. (Photo courtesy of © IFAW)
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A bowhead whale breaches the surface of the cold waters near Point Barrow, Alaska. (Photo by Kate Stafford, University of Washington)
Mark Abbott is the tenth director in WHOI’s 89-year history. (Photo by Daniel Hentz, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Clownfish on their anemone in the lagoon around Kimbe Island in Papua New Guinea. (Photo by Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A whale shark swims near Shib Habil reef in the Red Sea. (Photo by Simon Thorrold, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
The crew and science team on R/V Neil Armstrong deployed newly designed, 60-foot spar buoy for sea trials about 100 miles south of Cape Cod. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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