Crews work to install the bioreactor outside the Energy Systems Integration Facility on the NREL campus. Photo credit: Werner Slocum, NREL 47275.
A corallith. Photo credit: Sebastian Hennige
Cassiopea, a primitive jellyfish. Researchers have found that in spite of having no brain or spine, the creatures still end each day with a snooze.
Photograph taken Sunday, October 1, 2017 facing north on Jupiter Island at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach access showing seagrass rhizome wrack. Photo credit: Mark Fonseca.
Coral reef near the Line Islands.
Hurricane Maria approaches Puerto Rico, as visualized using NASA satellite technology. Image created by the Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
The life cycles of many Antarctic species, such as krill (Euphausia superba), are closely linked to sea ice.
The new study revealed a previously unsuspected pathway for radioactive material to be transported, stored for years, and subsequently released far from the site where it was initially discharged. Illustration by Natalie Renier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
On August 31, 2017, NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of the Texas coast and the Houston metropolitan area. The brown rivers and bays are full of flood water from Hurricane Harvey. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE).
Rocky coastline at Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland.
Dredge ship Liberty Island and pumpout. Photo courtesy of BOEM.
A harpoon gun aboard a Japanese “whale research” ship.
Sand mining in Laos. Photo credit: Aurora Torres, iDiv.
Deep sea coral in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. The monument provides protections for ecological resources and marine species, including deep-sea corals; sperm, fin, and sei whales; Kemp's ridley sea turtles; and, deep-sea fish.
A blue whale dives as a car carrier approaches. Photo credit: John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research (2008).
Martin Austin (left) explains the Doppler principles and the operation of the Nortek Vector for measuring the suspended sediment flux in the shallow Laugharne estuarine environment.
The autonomous ocean vehicle Wave Glider was deployed on the central Great Barrier Reef from the AIMS research vessel Cape Ferguson. (From left to right) Scott Bainbridge (AIMS) with Daniel Merritt (Liquid Robotics), Ricardo Puig (Liquid Robotics), Michael de La Chapelle (Boeing) and Shahmi Suhaimee (Liquid Robotics).
The Wave Glider near Antarctica’s Palmer Station in December (that’s summer for this region) before starting its epic voyage on the Southern Ocean. Photo credit: Avery Snyder, University of Washington.
CEMAC Offshore Track Tensioner.
National Vector Shoreline products offer powerful shoreline monitoring and analysis capable of identifying coastal infrastructure change, erosion rates, and establishing future at-risk areas.
Custom Endura ROV from Aquabotix.
These coral fragments are being grown at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration using a technique that Mote scientists honed for restoring wild coral colonies. Photo credit: Mote Marine Laboratory / Conor Goulding.
A narrow road along the Irish coast. The OSPAR Commission serves to protect the marine environment in the North‐East Atlantic Ocean.
Shell donated $1 million to the Coastal Louisiana’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program in 2013 to help launch and support Louisiana’s first Oyster Shell Recycling Program. In the photo, 27 volunteers from Shell and Dickie Brennan and Co. bagged more than 1,300 tons of oyster shell that was used to build a half mile long reef in the Biloxi Marsh during the spring or summer of 2016.
Photo credit: Photo Credit: Ram Papish via NPRB.
The drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution during Expedition 352 drilling a section through the volcanic stratigraphy of the outer fore arc of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana system to trace the processes of magmatism, tectonics, and crustal accretion associated with subduction initiation. Photo credit: International Ocean Discovery Program JOIDES Resolution Science Operator.