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Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall Collections

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The Sant Ocean Hall is an exhibit on the first floor of Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC. It provides visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. The hall's combination of 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the ocean's past, present, and future.

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    Calyptogena magnifica

    Hydrothermal Vent Clam

    Specimen located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “Fed By the Earth: Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems."

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    Canadia spinosa

    Fossil located in the Cambrian Extinction section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption “How Did They Live?"

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    Carinaria lamarckii

    Lamarck's Carinaria

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the left side in the habitat display under the caption “Do Related Animals Always Live in the Same Environment."

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    Caulerpa ashmeadii

    Green Alga

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1.

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    Centriscus

    Shrimpfish

    Photograph located on the wall display by the high cases of the Collections exhibit.

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    Ceratocorys horrida

    Dinoflagellate

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2 on the left side in the size display under the caption “From Tall to Small."

  • Ceratonurus

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time Exhibit on the left side (labeled Evolution) of the first case of trilobites under the caption "Trilobites Everywhere."

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    Ceratosoma trilobatum

    Trilobate Ceratosoma

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3.

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    Champsocephalus gunnari

    Mackerel Icefish

    Specimen located in the Southern Ocean section of the Poles Apart exhibit under the caption “How They Survive in the Deep Freeze.”

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    Charniodiscus arboreus

    Fossil located in the Early Life section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption “Meet Some of Earth's Earliest Life Forms.”

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    Charonia tritonis

    Triton's Trumpet

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the left side in the display on habitat under the caption “Do Related Animals Always Live in the Same Environment."

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    Cheilopogon exsiliens

    Flyingfish

    Photograph located on the Wall Display by the High Cases the Collections exhibit.

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    Chicoreus saulii

    Firebrand Murex

    Specimen located in the Coral Reef exhibit in the section “Dazzling, Delicate, and Teeming with Life" under the caption "Why are Reefs So Crowded with Life?"

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    Chicoreus torrefactus (G.B. Sowerby II, 1841)

    Firebrand Murex

    Specimen located in the Coral Reef exhibit in the section “Dazzling, Delicate, and Teeming with Life" under the caption "Why are Reefs So Crowded with Life?"

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    Chromodoris lochi

    Loch's Chromodoris

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3.

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    Cirrothauma magna

    Finned Octopus

    Model located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "What Does it Take to Live in the Deep Water Column?"

  • Claraia

    Fossil located in Permian Extinction section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption "A Whole New World."

  • Clavelina australis

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3.

  • Clavelina oblonga

    Sea Squirt

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3.

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    Clypeaster

    Sea Urchin

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time Exhibit on the left side (labeled Evolution) of the second case under the caption "Modern Echinoderms."

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    Clypeaster rosaceus

    Sea Biscuit

    Specimen located in the Coral Reef exhibit in the section “Dazzling, Delicate, and Teeming with Life" under the caption "Why are Reefs So Crowded with Life?"

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    Clypeaster subdepressus

    Sand Dollar

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2 on the left side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Can You See a Resemblance?"

  • Coccolithus pelagicus

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the left side in the display on size under the caption “The Most Amazing Creatures You'll Never Sea."

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    Codium

    Specimen located in the High Cases of the Collections exhibit.

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    Coelopleurus floridanus A. Agassiz, 1872

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2 on the left side in the relatedness display under the caption “Can You See a Resemblance?"

  • Coelorinchus karrerae

    Karrer's Whiptail

    Specimen located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "What Does it Take to Live on the Bottom?: Miles and Miles of Mud."

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    Colossendeis colossea Wilson, E.B., 1881

    Giant Sea Spider

    Specimen located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "Who Lives in the Deep Ocean?"

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    Coluzea juliae

    Julia's Pagoda Shell

    Specimen located in a display case of the Collections exhibit under the caption "How Do We Use Collections?"

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    Comura

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time Exhibit on the left side (labeled Evolution) of the first case of trilobites under the caption "Trilobites Everywhere."

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    Conocoryphe sulzeri

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time Exhibit on the left side (labeled Evolution) of the first case of trilobites under the caption "Trilobites Everywhere."

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    Conus ammiralis

    Admiral Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus betulinus

    Beech Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus bullatus

    Bubble Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus capitaneus

    Captain's Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus dorreensis

    Pontifical Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus generalis

    General Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus genuanus

    Garter Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus geographus

    Geography Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus gloriamaris

    Glory-of-the-sea Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus gubernator

    Governor Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

  • Conus kintoki

    Kintoki Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus leopardus

    Leopard Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus marmoreus

    Marbled Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus milneedwardsi

    Glory of India Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus mitratus

    Mitre-like Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus moluccensis

    Molucca Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus nobilis

    Noble Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus princeps

    Prince Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus stercusmuscarum

    Fly-specked Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."

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    Conus stupella

    Stupella Cone

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the display on relatedness under the caption “Variations on a Theme."