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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution holds copyright to all images available through WHOI ImageSource unless otherwise specified. Additionally, some images may be subject to contractual obligations or restrictions. Use of these images may require further coordination with the creator or commissioner of the image.

Use, reproduction or transfer of images for personal, scientific and non-commercial purposes is acceptable and encouraged. All commercial uses of images must be cleared through the Media Relations Office or the Director of Communications. If in doubt about the use of images consult with the Media Relations Office or the Visual Resources Manager prior to reproducing or transferring.

Reproduction includes any form of publication or copying (both electronic or mechanical) the whole or part of any image whether or not altered by printing, photography or transfer including digital or hand drawn alterations of the original.

For more information about copyright consult the WHOI Intellectual Property Manual. Or contact images@whoi.edu.