Lights Off: Glowing Siphonophore
This colonial siphonophore shows off its beautiful colors. You may not be familiar with this species, but you've probably heard of its cousin - the dangerous Portuguese Man o' War.
The Windward Passage, located between Cuba and Haiti, is a major conduit between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It is a site of complex currents, mixing and exchange of water that have been little explored despite the historical importance of this region as a major shipping route. This region also represents a very active portion of the northern Caribbean plate boundary, where several geologic (seismic and tectonic) features and processes occur along the seafloor beneath the Windward Passage.