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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 school of hammerhead sharks.
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Masayuki Agawa via OceanImageBank
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A large crescent moon shines in the early twilight over tidal mudflats.
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DALL-E, prompt by Harrison Tasoff.
A soft summer evening in the Paleoproterozoic, as envisioned by DALL-E.
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satellite image of Mississippi River and surrounding towns
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USGS via Unsplash
The Mississippi River and surrounding towns near the border of Arkansas and Mississippi
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Shorebirds on a kelp-laden beach
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Jenny Dugan
Shorebirds forage in kelp wrack on a beach in California
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A blue macrophage engulfs a magenta lymphocyte, as rendered by ChatGPT4.
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ChatGPT4, prompt by Denise Montell
A blue macrophage engulfs a magenta lymphocyte, as rendered by ChatGPT4.
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Power pylons at sunset.
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Matthew Henry via Unsplash
Decarbonizing the grid is the dawn of a new era of electricity.
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Side view of a researcher in a lab, wearing goggles and a white coat, looking down
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Elena Zhukova
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group shot of scientists
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Kelsey Leonard
Scientists from a broad range of disciplines converged on the UCSB campus for the Institute of Complex and Adaptive Matter's annual Week of Science
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Snow-covered conifers cover the mountains under an overcast sky.
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Joan Dudney
The trees in this lush, temperate forest in the Cascade Range of Washington are likely less resistant to drought than their counterparts in drier regions to the south.

Trees are in trouble