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These highly magnified images of marine organisms from Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean were taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) in Seattle. Occasionally, the samples examined as part of research projects have an incredible beauty, or sometimes by sheer luck, the timing is just right to show a unique moment in the life of a marine organism.