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Featured Stories

  • Featured Stories, News | December 15, 2017

    Celebrating a decade of interdisciplinary microbiology

    The Microbiology Graduate PhD Program spans 50 labs across 10 departments and divisions, offering a broad approach to microbial science and engineering. Professors like Andrew Babbin Otto Cordero, Martin Polz, Penny Chisholm and Roger Summons are helping to prepare the next generation of scientists studying marine microbes.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | December 14, 2017

    Unlocking marine mysteries with artificial intelligence

    Students put their AI software for underwater vehicles to the test on the Charles River.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | December 12, 2017

    School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

    Sixteen new professors join seven of the school’s departments, two with a focus on ocean sciences.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Aqua Incognita

    The quest to establish outposts in the far reaches of the ocean
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Diving for Data

    Ocean Gliders and Their Pilots Are Helping Scientists Understand the Sea
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    The Young Woman and the Sea

    A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | December 8, 2017

    Researchers Establish Long-sought Source of Ocean Methane

    An abundant enzyme in marine microbes may be responsible for production of the greenhouse gas.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | December 6, 2017

    WHOI Ship Atlantis Launches New Mission to Find Missing Argentinian Submarine

    Research vessel loads Navy deep-diving vehicle
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 8, 2017

    Research for Global Needs, Present and Future

    New Research Reception gives alumni and the community an inside look at research and initiatives in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Featured Stories, MIT - The Darwin Project, News | November 6, 2017

    What you Can Do With a Really Rather Realistic Ocean Model

    In a new paper from the Darwin Project, MIT researchers report on their work weighing biogeochemical versus ecological consequences of the way in which ocean physics is represented in their general circulation/ biogeochemical hybrid modeling.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 31, 2017

    Bay State Aquaculture Projects Get Green Light from National Sea Grant Program

    Two new grants to the Woods Hole Sea Grant program totaling more than $650,000 will support research aimed at expanding aquaculture production in Massachusetts. The projects won funding as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture by the NOAA Sea Grant Program.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | October 30, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant funds aquaculture technology project

    MIT Sea Grant is excited to announce the funding an aquaculture technology development project, "Real-time detection of Vibrio for oyster aquaculture," one of the 32 research grants NOAA has announced today, totaling $9.3 million for projects around the country to further develop the nation’s marine and coastal aquaculture industry.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News, News | October 26, 2017

    Ocean sound waves may reveal location of incoming objects

    New acoustic analysis could pinpoint impacts by meteorites or possibly plane debris.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | October 23, 2017

    River herring resource use in natural and restored Massachusetts estuaries

    In this video, MIT Sea Grant has teamed up with the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) to characterize the benefits of MassBays priority embayments in support of local river herring populations.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | October 16, 2017

    SCARF 2017: A Modern-Day Transatlantic Crossing

    Graduate student Hannah Mark reflects on the SCARF (Student-led Cruise Along a Ridge Flowline) voyage as they crossed the Atlantic from the Azores to Woods Hole.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | October 16, 2017

    Hydrogel that Extracts Uranium from Water Wins MADMEC

    Teams developing materials solutions for ships and buildings split second and third prizes.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | October 10, 2017

    Who’s Who? Who’s New?

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program members Kevin Archibald, Camrin Braun, Christina Hernandez, and Andrew Hirzel join the EAPS department's as its first Biological Oceanography graduate students.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 10, 2017

    Study Identifies Whale Blow Microbiome

    A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow—the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when they exhale.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 4, 2017

    Fueling the Future

    WHOI Awarded $5.7M to Advance Seaweed Energy Production
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 2, 2017

    Scientists Find New Source of Radioactivity from Fukushima Disaster

    Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated—in sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away. The sands took up and retained radioactive cesium originating from the disaster in 2011 and have been slowly releasing it back to the ocean.
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