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- (-) Ocean Life & Ecosystems
- A Tale of a Right Whale OCEAN STORY
Phoenix's Tail Meet Phoenix—One of about 450 remaining North Atlantic Right Whales (tale right whale, tale whale photo essay, tale whale photo essay, tale right whale pho ... ...
Sep 30 2009 - 2:03pm
- Collections from Curaçao SLIDESHOW
During the 2012 field season of the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) in Curaçao, Smithsonian scientists collected many specimens with the help of the Curasub . Prospective new species were caught on almost every dive as the scientists expl ... ...
Aug 13 2012 - 9:30am
- Arctic Ocean Diversity ARTICLE
The Arctic Ocean Diversity (ArcOD) project, a part of the Census of Marine Life, brought international researchers together to record biodiversity in the Arctic - from the sea ice, water column and sea floor t ... ...
Sep 4 2012 - 1:31pm
- Marine Zooplankton ARTICLE
The Census of Marine Zooplankton (CMarZ), a project of the Census of Marine Life, aimed to identify and study the biodiversity of animal plankton around the world, including ~6,800 described species in fifteen ... ...
Aug 28 2012 - 3:33pm
- A Squalodontid Success SLIDESHOW
On a beach in Piña, Panama the tide is rolling out. Faint outlines of skeletal remains rise above the sand. Smithsonian scientists Nicholas Pyenson and Aaron O'Dea along with a team of students descend upon the beach. Their mission: to excavate the ... ...
Jun 22 2011 - 5:47pm
- Creepy Critters: Marine Life Surfaces for Halloween SLIDESHOW
Claws, spines, spikes, tentacles, and fangs. Aliens, monsters, and ghostly apparitions glowing in the night. Marine life forms have some of the best looks for Halloween—no costumes needed. From freaky fish lurking beneath the surface to creepy crawlies o ... ...
Oct 27 2010 - 1:56pm
- Census of Marine Life: Wild and Wonderful Creatures SLIDESHOW
The Census of Marine Life - a ten-year effort by scientists from around the world to answer the age-old question, “What lives in the sea?” It was an international effort to asses the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life that live ... ...
Aug 3 2010 - 7:01am
- Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) ARTICLE
Curasub About DROP DROP is a multidisciplinary Smithsonian project exploring the diversity of tropical deep reefs off the coast of Curaçao in the southern Caribbean. Deep re ... ...
Jul 31 2012 - 1:06pm
- Smithsonian Research Stations ARTICLE
Location of Smithsonian Field Stations Smithsonian scientists and their colleagues are investigating important questions and issues related to mangrove ecosystems. • At the Sm ... ...
Nov 19 2009 - 5:01pm
- Marine World Heritage Sites MARINE WORLD HERITAGE
Marine World Heritage is a prestigious list of 43 marine ecosystems and biodiversity treasures. Recognition of marine World Heritage only began in 1981 with the inscription of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine ... ...
Dec 21 2010 - 6:38pm
- A Bite of Bitter Crab BLOG POST
Coastal Blue Crab Hopefully you've never bitten into a delicious hunk of snow crab meat and instantly spit it out because instead of crab you tasted... aspirin?! If you have, i ... ...
Mar 27 2013 - 1:37pm
- Humpback Whales in Antarctica: What Are the Whales Doing? BLOG POST
Humpback Whale in Antarctic Waters Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaengliae ) are the most abundant baleen whale in the nearshore waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. The ... ...
Feb 7 2013 - 12:01pm
- Reflections on the Successful Search for the Giant Squid BLOG POST
Giant Squid Caught Live On Screen I have been at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 1966, studying and reporting on all kinds of octopuses and squids ... ...
Jan 22 2013 - 6:59am
- Marine Parasites: Crazy…and Really Cool! BLOG POST
Parasitic Worms in a Fish Marine parasites may be small in size, but they can be present in very high numbers and put together can weigh even more than all the top predators ... ...
Dec 5 2012 - 4:05pm
- Uncovering Biodiversity… with ARMS and a Submarine Claw BLOG POST
Reef Monitoring Structure If there had been room to stand up, there would have been a standing ovation. As it was, the five of us on the submersible Curasub clapped and cheered ... ...
Aug 16 2012 - 12:21pm