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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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    Receptaculites

    Receptaculitid

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

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    Regalecus glesne

    Oarfish

    Model located in the Twilight Zone section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "Who Lives in the Twilight Zone?"

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    Remora remora

    Sharksucker

    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?"

  • Resserops

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the first center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "The Age of Trilobites."

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    Rhinochimaera atlantica

    Knifenose Chimaera

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

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    Rhodogorgon carriebowensis

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3 on the left side in the relatedness display under the caption “Looks Can Be Deceiving."

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    Richelia

    Barbell Bacterium

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

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    Riftia pachyptila

    Hydrothermal Vent Worm

    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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    Rimicaris exoculata

    Deep Sea Shrimp

    Photograph 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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    Rypticus subbifrenatus

    Spotted Soapfish

    Photograph located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “How Do We Know What They'll Grow Up to Be?”

  • Saccoglossus kowalevskii

    Acorn Worm

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

  • Scolymia lacera

    Atlantic Mushroom Coral

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

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    Scomberomorus brasiliensis

    Sierra Spanish Mackerel

    Photograph located in a rail case in the Collections exhibit under the caption "How One Fish Became Two."

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    Scomberomorus maculatus

    Atlantic Spanish Mackerel

    Photograph located in a rail case in the Collections exhibit under the caption "How One Fish Became Two."

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    Scotoplanes globosa

    Sea Pig

    Specimen located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "Miles and Miles of Mud."

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    Scyllaea pelagica

    Sargassum Nudibranch

    Model located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit in the turn table Sargassum Model.

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    Scyphocrinites

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the second center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "Crinoids: Variations on the Echinoderm Theme."

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    Seirocrinus subangularis

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the second center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "Modern Echinoderms."

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    Selene vomer

    Lookdown

    Photograph located on the wall display of the Collections exhibit by the High Cases.

  • Sicyopterus lividus

    Saddled Rockclimbing Goby

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

  • Sidneyia inexpectans

    Fossil located in the Cambrian Explosion section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption "Exhibit A: Burgess Shale."

  • Solmissus marshalli

    Dinner Plate Medusa

    Photograph located in the Twilight Zone section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "What Does it Take to Survive in the Twilight Zone?"

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    Sphaerocoryphe

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the first center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "Trilobites Everywhere."

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    Sphyraena barracuda

    Great Barracuda

    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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    Sphyrnidae

    Hammerhead Shark

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    Spondylus regius

    Regal Thorny Oyster

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

  • Spongia graminea

    Gulf Grass Sponge

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

  • Spriggina floundersi

    Specimen 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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    Squilla empusa

    Mantis Shrimp

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

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    Stauroteuthis syrtensis

    Glowing Sucker Octopod

    Photograph located on the Donor's Wall, labeled "Help Us Keep the Focus on the Ocean."

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    Stephanocyathus laevifundus

    Specimen located in the High Cases of the Collections exhibit under the caption "How Do We Use Collections?"

  • Stephanometra tenuipinna

    Feather Star

    Photograph located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "Why Don't They Leave Their Parents?"

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    Stomolophus meleagris

    Cannonball Jellyfish

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2 on the right side in the habitat display under the caption “Where You Live Affects How You Live."

  • Struthiochenopus hurleyi

    Fossil located in the KP Extinction section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption “Who Lives? Who Dies?”

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    Symbion pandora

    Lobster Lip Symbiote

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2 on the right side in the relatedness display under the caption “Who is Related to this Critter?"

  • Synidotea bicuspida

    Small Isopod

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the right side in the size display under the caption “Big, Small, and In Between."

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    Syringothyris

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

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    Themiste lageniformis

    Peanut Worm

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2.

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    Thunnus albacares

    Yellowfin Tuna

    Photograph located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "Why Don't Fish Sink?"

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    Thunnus thynnus

    Northern Bluefin Tuna

    Model located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit.

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    Tibia fusus

    Spindle Tibia

    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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    Tiburonia granrojo

    Giant Jellyfish

    Photograph located in the Deep Ocean section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "How Did We Miss So Many Big, Weird Creatures?"

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    Tribrachidium

    Specimen 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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    Trichodesmium

    Cyanobacteria

    Photograph located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption "What is a Microbe?"

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    Trichoplax adhaerens

    Placozoan

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3 on the right side in the display under the caption “How Big Are Most Ocean Animals?"

  • Tricrepicephalus

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    Tridacna gigas

    Giant Clam

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

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    Tridacna squamosa

    Fluted Giant Clam

    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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    Triphyllozoon

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2.

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    Turbo reevei

    Reeve's Turban

    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 “As the Ocean Floor Varies So Do Its Inhabitants."