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Photograph of seastars, blood stars, mussels and barnacles
August 10, 2006

Starfish, seastars, blood stars

Digital still photograph from Massachusetts Bay near Cohasset, MA, showing seastars (Asterias sp.), blood stars (Henricia sanguinolenta), blood drop tunicates (Dendrodoa carnea), mussels, and barnacles on cobbles and boulders covered with bubblegum algae and red filamentous algae. Water depth at this location is approximately 19.6 meters. 

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center storage vans
May 4, 2004

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm"

 

 

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm" sit outside the Woods Hole Science Center 

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide
December 31, 2003

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide, the largest slide on the US Atlantic coast. Data were collected on the R/V Atlantis in 2003.

Lab setup aboard Research Vessel Gyre
December 31, 2003

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico from the 2003 field season.   Computers, recorders, and other electronic gear are securely mounted in racks or on tabletops and shelving for stability in rolling seas and for access.

Aerial view of Assateague Island
December 31, 1998

Aerial view of Assateague Island

Aerial view of Assateague Island, looking north. Ocean City, Maryland, is visible in the far distance at top. Sinepuxent Bay lies between the island’s western shore and the Delmarva Peninsula to the upper left. Photograph taken in 1998 

Tidal Marshland in the Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts
January 1, 0000

Tidal Marshland in the Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts

The marshes of Plum Island Estuary are among those predicted by scientists to submerge during the next century under conservative projections of sea-level rise.