Photo and Video Log

This page contains photos of marine microbes, in association with Ocean Sampling Day. Click on any image to view a larger version and for additional information.

(HR) = "High Resolution" images available.

 

Filtering seawater to collect marine microbes on special filters.

Filtering seawater to collect marine microbes on special filters. (HR)

Checking collected marine microbes samples through a microscope in the field lab

Checking collected marine microbes samples through a microscope in the field lab. (HR)

Shawn McLaughlin filtering water to collect marine microbes.

Shawn McLaughlin filtering water to collect marine microbes. (HR)

Lonnie Gonsalves preparing to take environmental data at the water sampling site.

Lonnie Gonsalves preparing to take environmental data at the water sampling site. (HR)

Tiani Naholowaa collecting water at the site.

Tiani Naholowaa collecting water at the site. (HR)

Jon Martinez collecting environmental data at the site.

Jon Martinez collecting environmental data at the site. (HR)

Michael Fulton collecting samples

Michael Fulton collecting samples. (HR)

Coolers ready to be used for transporting refrigerated samples from the site to the lab.

Coolers ready to be used for transporting refrigerated samples from the site to the lab. (HR)

Taking environmental data.

Taking environmental data. (HR)

Instrument used to take environmental data.

Instrument used to take environmental data. (HR)

Diatoms as seen through a microscope.

Diatoms as seen through a microscope.

A collection of marine microbes.

Microbial mats coated in white sulfate material were observed and sampled at several vent sites at West Mata in 2009. (HR)

Sheryl Bolton cultures microbes in the lab aboard the research vessel (R/V) Melville.

Sheryl Bolton cultures microbes in the lab aboard the research vessel Melville.

A collection of marine microbes.

An agar plate with microorganisms isolated from a deep-water sponge.

Laboratory cultures of deep-sea vent microbes: isolation and purification of organisms on solid agar media.

Laboratory cultures of deep-sea vent microbes: isolation and purification of organisms on solid agar media. (HR)

The orangish-brown material is iron oxide encrusted microbial mats, often observed at low-temperature hydrothermal vents.

The orangish-brown material is iron oxide encrusted microbial mats, often observed at hydrothermal vents. (HR)

Marine microbes are a source of natural products that can be detrimental or beneficial to the marine environment. For example, marine fungus can produce diseases in fish and other marine living resources but they can also lead to the discovery of new marine natural products that are substances that could be helpful in treating  human diseases.

Marine microbes are a source of natural products that can be detrimental or beneficial to the marine environment.

The symbiotic association between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri provides a unique opportunity to study both immune and developmental signals associated with the establishment and maintenance of beneficial animal-bacterial interactions.

Symbiotic association between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri.

Electronic image of Archaea (Prokaryotes), which is one of the oldest form of life on Earth.

Electronic image of Archaea (Prokaryotes), which is one of the oldest form of life on Earth.

Dr. John Jacobs (NCCOS NOS) sampling the Chesapeake Bay site during the OSD summer 2013 pilot project.

Dr. John Jacobs (NCCOS NOS) sampling the Chesapeake Bay site during the OSD summer 2013 pilot project. (HR)

 

 

 

 

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