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  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | April 25, 2018

    MIT Sea Grant is accepting nomincations for the Dean Horn Award

    MIT Sea Grant is now accepting nominations for the Dean Horn Award. The award recognizes an MIT undergraduate student for their excellence in design and execution of a marine related research project and for clear communication of results.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 25, 2018

    How Do Marine Mammals Avoid the Bends?

    Study offers new hypothesis, highlights role that sonar plays in strandings
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 25, 2018

    Sunlight Reduces Effectiveness of Dispersants Used in Oil Spills

    Two new studies have shown that sunlight transforms oil on the ocean surface more significantly and quickly than previously thought. The phenomenon considerably limits the effectiveness of chemical dispersants, which are during oil spills to break up floating oil and reduce the amount of oil that reaches coastlines.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | April 25, 2018

    A Long Trail of Clues Leads to a Surprise About Oil Spills

    Sunlight transforms oil compounds on the ocean surface
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | April 25, 2018

    Reassessing Guidelines for Oil Spill Cleanups

    Sunlight plays key overlooked role in fate of oil in the ocean
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | April 17, 2018

    Mission to the Twilight Zone

    The urgent quest to explore one of Earth's hidden frontiers
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | April 16, 2018

    Ocean Acidificaiton Training Webinar for Citizen Science Monitoring Programs April 30th

    Ocean and Coastal Acidification (OCA) Monitoring: Training Webinars for Citizen Scientists
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | April 16, 2018

    MIT Sea Grant Hosts Ocean and Coastal Acidification Citizen Science Monitoring Workshop May 10th

    MIT Sea Grant will be hosting a one day workshop focused on citizen science monitoring for ocean and coastal acidification (OCA). The workshop will be held on May 10th, 2018 from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | April 15, 2018

    Earth Day Quest: Delectable Oysters

    City Nature Challenge 2018: Boston Area
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | April 15, 2018

    City Nature Challenge: Delectable Oysters Quest April 27-30

    MIT Sea Grant worked with iNaturalist to develop the City Nature Challenge Delectable Oyster Data Quest. From April 27-30 participants will explore the marine biome along the Greater Boston Coast, counting oysters to help determine whether our native Eastern oyster is holding its own, or whether the exotic European oysters truly are taking over.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 12, 2018

    Mountain Erosion May Add Carbon Dioxide to Atmosphere

    A new study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, has turned this idea on its head. In paper released on April 12th in the journal Science, the scientists announced that the erosion process can also be a source of new CO2 gas and can release it back into the atmosphere far faster than it’s being absorbed into newly exposed rock.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 11, 2018

    Atlantic Ocean Circulation at Weakest Point in 1,600 years

    New research led by University College London (UCL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn’t been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years. If the system continues to weaken, it could disrupt weather patterns from the United States and Europe to the African Sahel, and cause more rapid increase in sea level on the U.S. East Coast.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 11, 2018

    WHOI Among First Funding Recipients of The Audacious Project

    $35M grant enables study of the ocean's mysterious twilight zone
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | April 9, 2018

    2018 Spring Newsletter

    Catch up on the latest from MIT Sea Grant
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | April 9, 2018

    Microbial Competition for Nitrogen

    New framework shows how ecological interactions among microorganisms account for nitrite accumulation just below the sunlit zone, with implications for oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycling.
  • News, WHOI News | April 9, 2018

    School Vacation Week Activities in Woods Hole

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Woods Hole Film Festival present “Discover Ocean Science in Woods Hole,” free films and activities during April school vacation week, Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, 2018. The events include family-friendly film screenings in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, and hands-on activities in WHOI’s Ocean Science Discovery Center, 15 School Street, Woods Hole.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | April 8, 2018

    Join MIT Sea Grant at the Cambridge Science Festival Robot Zoo on Saturday April 14th!

    MIT Sea Grant will have tanks and a pool set up at the Cambridge Science Festival's Robot Zoo. Kids and adults alike can drive a Sea Perch underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) or test their piloting skills as they try to maneuver a miniature marine surface vehicle around obstacles in a pool. Julie Simpson and Carolina Bastidas will have some crabs, snails and seaweed for kids to explore our local estuaries.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | April 5, 2018

    Penguins Go Through the Flow

    Colonies of breeding king penguins behave much like particles in liquids do, according to a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and international colleagues. This "liquid" organization and structure enables breeding colonies to protect themselves against predators while also keeping members together.
  • News, WHOI News | April 4, 2018

    Human-Engineered Changes on Mississippi River Increased Extreme Floods

    Over the last century, many of the world's major rivers have been modified for the purposes of flood control, power generation, and commercial navigation. A new study out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution revealed for the first time the last 500-year flood history of the Mississippi River. It shows a dramatic rise in the size and frequency of extreme floods in the past century—mostly due to projects to straighten, channelize, and bound the river with artificial levees. It also uncovered a clear pattern over the centuries linking flooding on the Mississippi with natural fluctuations of Pacific and Atlantic Ocean water temperatures.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | April 2, 2018

    Perks and Challenges of International Fieldwork

    A glider deployment in the Seychelles.
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