21 Mar 2016
Deep below the ocean’s surface are hydrothermal vent fields, or submarine hot springs that can reach temperatures of up to 400 °C....
Type: News Article
8 Jan 2015
It is no secret that typhoons are capable of churning the seas and wreaking destruction. But it is tough to examine what exactly happens during a typhoon, particularly in the ocean. The Okinawa...
Type: News Article
Plankton
7 Jan 2015
Researcher Mary Grossmann identified more than fifty thousand plankton images. This figure shows the diversity of her findings, including diatoms (c), radiolarians (d), copepods (f), isopods (g),...
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Mary Grossmann
7 Jan 2015
Mary Grossmann looks at a jar of plankton she collected on a recent cruise.
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Surviving Typhoons
7 Jan 2015
Grossman found an amphipod (pictured at left), and then found one inside of a translucent chaetognath (pictured at right) during a feeding frenzy in one of the typhoons. The chaetognath runs from top...
Type: Photo
26 Nov 2014
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the...
Type: News Article
Neoverruca Population
26 Nov 2014
A population of Neoverruca barnacles in their deep sea ecosystem (Photo: JAMSTEC).
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Map of Ocean Troughs
26 Nov 2014
A map that Yuichi Nakajima created to show the two sampling sites, each marked in red with a small circle.
Type: Photo
Barnacle Species
26 Nov 2014
Two Neoverruca barnacles. The white scale bar measures one centimeter in length. (Photo: Hiromi Watanabe and JAMSTEC)
Type: Photo
10 Oct 2014
New research has been published in Marine Biology on the long term population dynamics of the Crown-of-Thorns...
Type: News Article
10 Oct 2014
Masako Nakamura displaying juvenile Crown-of-Thorns at OIST.
Type: Photo
29 May 2014
A paper by Dr. Masako Nakamura of the OIST Marine Biophysics Unit on the ecology of a deep-sea limpet called Lepetodrilus nuxon has been published...
Type: News Article
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