shell zoomed in (IMAGE) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Caption A photomicrograph of a section of the hinge of an Arctica islandica shell, taken at 20x magnification. These shells helped scientists, including those from WHOI, conclude that rapid Gulf of Maine warming reversed about 900 years of water cooling. Credit Image by: Maya Feldberg-Bannatyne. Usage Restrictions n/a License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.