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a barnacle in a jar
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Sonia Fernandez
Sessile creatures like this barnacle were the key to determining when the oil pipeline was compromised, an event that eventually led to the oil spill

How Marine Science Institute researchers helped solve the 2021 Huntington Beach oil spill

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A mantis shrimp emerges from its burrow to confront a rival.
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Roy Caldwell
These territorial crustaceans use their tails as shields to defend against the explosive punches of their rivals.
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young woman smiling
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Courtesy
College of Creative Studies biology student Ashley Yeh '24
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Two workers in white coveralls and masks examine solar cells in a cleanroom.
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Gorodenkoff via iStock
Alternatives to silicon-based solar cells could allow solar panel production to move out of cleanrooms like this.
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An illustrative image of small peptide helices.
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Matt Perko
This is a story about proteins, how they malfunction, and what cells do to prevent that.
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A river meanders through forests and fields in Columbia.
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EGT via iStock
Meandering rivers create a dynamic landscape, depositing sand bars and eroding steep banks as they undulate across their floodplains.
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Composite headshots of M. Scott Shell and Beth Pruitt
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Matt Perko; courtesy
M. Scott Shell, left, and Beth Pruitt, right
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2024 Goldwater scholars
Clockwise, from left: Matthew Unger, Riya Nilkrant, Xuanwei Liang, Isaac Hair, Anika Jena
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aerial shot of North Atlantic right whale and calf
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NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Conger and Elizabeth Josephson
North Atlantic right whale mother and calf as seen from a research drone called a hexacopter