The Winners of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest

The Marine Biological Laboratory is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest. We received dozens of stunning images of life science specimens and macro photos highlighting MBL research. Below are the 12 photos chosen by our judges.
 
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Cover Photo Winner
Arm muscles of Octopus bimaculoides
Allan Carrillo-Baltodano, Student

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Filamentous fungus Ashbya gossypii
Michael Shribak, Associate Scientist

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A transverse cross-section across the frog urostyle
Gayani Senevirathne, Whitman Center Graduate Student, University of Chicago

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Northern Coral Cup
Mayra Sánchez García, Research Assistant II

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Baby Bimac
Kirsten Sadler Edepli, Whitman Center Associate, New York University Abu Dhabi

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Zebrafish Embryo
Arnon Jurberg, Assistant Professor, University Estácio de Sá, Brazil

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Birefringence of Doryteuthis pealeii hatchling
Elizabeth Lee, Whitman Center Assistant, University of Chicago

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Elevation in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh
Kelsey Chenoweth, Research Assistant I, Marine Biological Laboratory

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Resect, Regrow and Regenerate
Victoria Deneke, Whitman Center Assistant Research Institute for Molecular Pathology, Austria

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Octopus arm, stained with vital dyes
Stephen Senft, Research Associate, Marine Biological Laboratory

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Oceanographic sampling in rough weather
JC Weber, Senior Research Assistant, Marine Biological Laboratory

Further image information:

Arm muscles of Octopus bimaculoides
Description: Detail of the muscles in the arms of Octopus bimaculoides, color coded for depth.
Photographer: Allan Carrillo-Baltodano, Student, Queen Mary University of London
Microscope: ZEISS Axio Zoom.V16
Camera: ZEISS Axiocam

Filamentous fungus Ashbya gossypii
Description: Image of filamentous fungus Ashbya gossypii, made in cooperation with MBL Fellow Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Photographer: Michael Shribak, Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory
Microscope: Olympus BX61
Camera: Lumenera Infinity 3-1M

A transverse cross-section across the frog urostyle
Description: Neuronal distribution within the urostyle taken from OCT-frozen samples and stained for three different antibodies: extracellular matrix (Phalloin – green), neurons (acetylated tubulin – red), and nuclei (DAPI – blue).
Photographer: Gayani Senevirathne, Whitman Center Graduate Student, University of Chicago
Microscope: ZEISS LSM 880
Camera: Airyscan

Ostracod, Heterocypris incongruens, ovarium with endosymbiontic bacteria
Description: Ovarium in initial stage (bottom) with oocyte formation and unfertilized parthenogenetic eggs (top). Yolk tissue (red), bacteria (blue). Produced with Jessica Mark Welch, MBL and Koen Martens, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
Photographer: Isabelle Schön, Whitman Center Fellow, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Microscope: ZEISS LSM 780
Camera: GaAsP spectral detector

Northern Coral Cup
Description: A close-up image of a polyp of the Astrangia poculata coral colony
Photographer: Mayra Sánchez García, Research Assistant II, Marine Biological Laboratory
Microscope: ZEISS Axio Zoom V16
Camera: ZEISS Axiocam 503 color

Baby Bimac
Description: Hatchling Octopus bimaculoides raised in the MBL’s Marine Resources Center and used to extract DNA and RNA for genomics analysis.
Photographer: Kirsten Sadler Edepli, Whitman Center Associate, New York University Abu Dhabi
Camera: iPhone 8

Zebrafish Embryo
Description: Head of a zebrafish embryo, showing the eye and brain (right). In magenta, proliferating cells.
Photographer: Arnon Jurberg, Assistant Professor, University Estácio de Sá, Brazil
Microscope: ZEISS LSM 800
Camera: PMTs

Birefringence of Doryteuthis pealeii hatchling
Description: Squid hatchling observed through a polychromatic polscope, where ordered structures such as muscle are colored.
Photographer: Elizabeth Lee, Whitman Center Assistant, University of Chicago
Microscope: Olympus IX81inverted microscope
Camera: Olympus DP73 color CCD camera

Elevation in Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh
Description: Students using a water-leveling method to measure elevation in Great Sippewissett Marsh (Falmouth, MA) plots which have been studied by MBL scientists for nearly 50 years.
Photographer: Kelsey Chenoweth, Research Assistant I, Marine Biological Laboratory
Camera: iPhone 6s

Resect, Regrow and Regenerate
Description: Regenerating zebrafish fin 7 days post amputation. Osteblasts are labeled in red, vasculature in green, and bright field image is overlayed in blue.
Photographer: Victoria Deneke, Whitman Center Assistant, Research Institute for Molecular Pathology, Austria
Camera: Leica

Octopus arm, stained with vital dyes
Description: Coiled distal arm of a young cephalopod, Octopus bimaculoides, labeled in vivo using multiple dyes.
Photographer: Stephen Senft, Research Associate, Marine Biological Laboratory
Microscope: ZEISS LSM 780
Camera: Laser scanning microscope

Oceanographic sampling in rough weather
Description: MBL researchers deploy an in situ pump to collect deep ocean particles in rough seas off Bermuda.
Photographer: JC Weber, Senior Research Assistant, Marine Biological Laboratory
Camera: Fujifilm XP90