Images of the Month

Bunte Fische schwimmen in flachem Wasser an roten Korallen vorbei

Image of the month: March 2021

The importance of genetic diversity in the oceans

Ice floes in the Fram Strait. On the left side of the picture you can see the bulwark of James Clark Ross.

Image of the month: November 2020

Ice floes in the Fram strait

[Translate to English:] Zwei Männer arbeiten an Deck des Schiffs an einem großen Gerät, das im unteren Teil viele Kabel und technische Geräte hat und oben orangene Kugeln, die in Halterungen befestigt sind.

Image of the month: October

Sea floor observations in the North Sea


Picture of the month: September 2020

Diving in the darkness

Two scientist taking samples from RV Alkor  in the Baltic Sea

Image of the month: August 2020

Understanding the Baltic Sea through Time Series


Image of the month: July 2020

Drone monitoring at Stromboli

A working boat is approaching from the right towards several orange racks floating in the sea. Photo: Ulf Riebsesell/GEOMAR

Image of the month: June 2020

The ‘Wassermann’ in action for the mesocosms

 Master student Mirian Arellano San Martín takes water samples from breeding tanks in the so-called NEMO hall at GEOMAR. Photo: Marvin Schäfer,

Image of the month: May 2020

Is microplastic harmful for herring larvae?

The ROV KIEL 6000 is launched from the research vessel SONNE. Photo: Steffen Niemann

Image of the month: April 2020

Adaptation strategies to an extreme environment

Cirrus-carrying octopus in the Clarion Clipperton Zone in the Central Pacific Photo: ROV Kiel 6000/GEOMAR

Image of the month: March 2020

The small, precious nodules and their inhabitants

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