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From the Earth's oceans

Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist Staff

Water World (left): Three orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis) swim through mangrove roots off Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Posted: April 29, 2016 

Pretty Polyps (right): The stony twists and turns of this giant brain coral (Colpophyllia natans) are formed from calcium carbonate secreted by tiny polyps. Posted: January 14, 2016

 

Mullet Marbles (left): Each of these spheres is a developing sea mullet (Mugil cephalus) embryo. Posted: April 18, 2016|

Degrading Deepwater (right): Marine bacteria helped break down the hydrocarbons in this slick caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Posted: May 17, 2016

 

Origin Story: Gill arches, situated below the eyes in this skeletal preparation of a late-stage little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) embryo, may provide clues about limb evolution in tetrapods. Posted: April 20, 2016Raking It In: Barnacles use long, wispy appendages, imaged here using confocal microscopy, to sweep passing plankton into their shells. Posted: February 2, 2016

 

 

 

 

Water World: University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Underwater Photography Contest Best Overall Image, Beth Watson, Mangroves and Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis), Raja Ampat, Indonesia; Pretty Polyps: Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2015, Evan D’Alessandro; Mullet Marbles: Nikon 2015 Photomicrography Competition, Hannah Sheppard-Brennand; Raking it in: 2014 Olympus Bioscapes Competition, Igor Siwanowicz; Degrading Deepwater: Dr. Luke McKay, Biofilm Center of Montana State University; Origin Story: J. Andrew Gillis