24 Dec 2014
Professor Evan Economo and researchers in the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit compared genetic sequences from hundreds species of Pheidole, a group of ants with mysteriously high diversity. They...
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Nereus, the Robotic Deep Sea Diver
3 Oct 2014
An unmanned remote-operated vehicle, called Nereus, waits aboard the ship until its next dive. Engineers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts built Nereus to withstand the extreme...
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3 Oct 2014
This spring, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit researcher Béatrice Lecroq jumped aboard a ship traveling the Pacific. This was no...
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Star-shaped Foraminifera
3 Oct 2014
Some foraminifera form calcium shells that look like small stars. This is a common shallow water species that appears on some beaches on the islands of Okinawa in Japan. Photo courtesy of...
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Large Foraminiferan
3 Oct 2014
A very large foraminiferan at the top of one of Lecroq’s deep-sea sediment samples. Despite this organism’s size, it only contains one cell. Photo by Béatrice Lecroq.
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Watching Nereus Dive
3 Oct 2014
Researchers watch footage of Nereus, an unmanned robotic vehicle, dive into the Kermadec Trench, one of the deepest ocean trenches in the world. Photo by Sadie Mills.
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Béatrice Lecroq
3 Oct 2014
Béatrice Lecroq examines a large foraminiferan at the top of sediment sample from Nereus. Photo by Kate Stamler.
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27 Jun 2014
X-Ray micro-CT scan of ant specimen Pheidole fervens by OIST Biodiversity & Biocomplexity Unit
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19 Jun 2014
Micro-CT scan of an ant in amber
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19 Jun 2014
What do zombies and ancient ants have in common?  They are both subjects of study at OIST.  Evan Economo’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, in...
Type: News Article
19 Jun 2014
Ants mounted on plastic tube to be loaded into micro-CT.
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19 Jun 2014
Deyrup getting ready to load the ants into the micro-CT.
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