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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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    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 Shell

    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."

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    Conus textile

    Textile 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 zonatus

    Zoned 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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    Copidaster lymani

    Sea Star

    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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    Coryphopterus personatus

    Masked Goby

    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?”

  • 98674_88_88 Chromista > Coscinodiscaeae

    Coscinodiscus nodulifer

    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 See.”

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    Cribrarula cribraria

    Sieve Cowrie

    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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    Cromileptes altivelis

    Panther Grouper

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

  • Cryptolithus

    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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    Cryptopsaras couesii

    Triplewart Seadevil

    Specimen located in rail case of the Collections exhibit under the caption “What Are Collections and Why So Many?”

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    Culcita schmideliana

    Cushion Star

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #3 on the left side in the habitat display under the caption “As the Ocean Floor Varies, So Do Its Inhabitants."

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    Cyanea capillata

    Lion's Mane Jellyfish

    Model 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."

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    Cylindrophyllum

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

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    Cyphaspis

    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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    Cypraea tigris

    Tiger Cowrie

    Specimen located in a drawer of the Collections exhibit under the caption “What Are Collections and Why So Many?”

  • Dallinella occidentalis

    Lampshell

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

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    Dermochelys coriacea

    Leatherback Sea Turtle

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

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    Diaphus

    Lanternfish

    Specimen located in the Twilight Zone section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “Going Up for Dinner.”

  • Dickinsonia costata

    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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    Dipleura

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

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    Diploprion bifasciatum

    Barred Soapfish

    Specimen located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “Sunny Nursery.”

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    Diploria labyrinthiformis

    Grooved Brain Coral

    Specimen located in the Coral Reef exhibit in the section “What is Coral?" under the caption "Diverse Coral Communities."

  • Disseta palumboi

    Bioluminescent Copepod

    Photograph located in the Twilight Zone section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “Why Do So Many Critters Glow?”

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    Dolichorhynchops

    Plesiosaur

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

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    Dorudon atrox

    Archaeocete Whale

    Fossil located in the Whale Evolution section of the Whale exhibit under the caption “The Evolution of a Whale.”

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    Dosidicus gigas

    Humboldt Squid

    Model located in the Ocean Surface section of the Open Ocean exhibit under the caption “Who Lives Near the Sunlit Surface?”

  • Drotops

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

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    Dunkleosteus terrelli

    Placoderm Fish

    Fossil located in the Top Predators section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption “Placoderms.”

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    Durania

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit on the right side, labeled Ecology, of the first case under the caption "Some Clams Stand, Some Lie Down."

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    Echeneis naucrates

    Live Sharksucker

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

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    Echidna nebulosa

    Snowflake Moray

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the left side in the relatedness display under the caption “How Different Are These Eels?"

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    Echiniscus

    Water Bear

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

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    Echinodermata

    Echinoderms

    Photograph 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?"

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    Ecsenius axelrodi

    Axelrod's Coralblenny

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

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    Elacatinus saucrus

    Leopard Goby

    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?"

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    Eldonia

    Holothurian

    Fossil located in the Cambrian Explosion section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption “What Are They?.”