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  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | December 19, 2016

    New study sets oxygen-breathing limit for ocean’s hardiest organisms

    Bacteria can survive in marine environments that are almost completely starved of oxygen.
  • MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News | December 17, 2016

    Charting project reveals Charles River’s depths

    The Boston Globe highlights MIT Sea Grant's efforts to create the most thorough, accurate chart of the lower Charles yet.
  • News, WHOI, WHOI News | December 16, 2016

    Salty Oceans Can Forecast Rain on Land

    Scientists report on new mechanism for seasonal rainfall prediction
  • News, WHOI, WHOI News | December 15, 2016

    Stan Hart Receives AGU’s Highest Honor

    Stan Hart, WHOI scientist emeritus, has been awarded the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) highest honor, the William Bowie Medal. The Honors Tribute was held on Wednesday, 14 December 2016, at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
  • MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 14, 2016

    New Device Reveals What Ocean Microbes Do

    Instrument may also help monitor sewage treatment plants
  • MIT, News | December 12, 2016

    A Meeting That Helped Foster the Acceptance of Global Tectonics

    Fifty years ago, in the United States added their heft to a theory with profound implications: Earth's ocean crust recycles itself on a global scale, and continents move across the face of the planet.
  • MIT Sea Grant, News | December 8, 2016


    On Dec 14th, the MIT AUV Laboratory is unveiling new technology that enables the first known wireless power transfer between a source and a receiver in seawater without physical contact.
  • News, WHOI News | December 8, 2016

    Some Fish Quickly Adapt to Lethal Levels of Pollution

    Killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to survive levels of toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them, tolerating concentrations up to 8,000 times higher than sensitive fish. A new study reveals the complex genetic basis for the Atlantic killifish’s remarkable resilience.
  • News, WHOI News | December 7, 2016

    New Studies Take a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit

    A new study from WHOI indicates that superoxide -- a natural toxin believed to be the main culprit behind coral bleaching -- may actually play a beneficial role in coral health and resilience.
  • News, WHOI, WHOI - Oceanus | December 5, 2016

    To Track a Sea Turtle

    Underwater vehicles follow tagged turtles in the wild
  • MIT Sea Grant | December 4, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Seminar ‘Wave Energy: State of the Art and the ISWEC Case Study’ Monday, December 12th from 11-12

    An examination of wave energy, which is seen as one of the most promising technologies for the future of renewable energy.
  • MITgcm News | December 1, 2016

    Map Check

    This month we spotlight work by researchers at the University of South Florida who have been using MITgcm in a study assessing mapping error in Southern Ocean transport computed from satellite altimetry and Argo float data.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News, WHOI | November 23, 2016

    Saharan Dust in the Wind

    Scientists find huge reduction in African dust plume led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago.
  • News, WHOI News | November 23, 2016

    WHOI Geologist Henry Dick Named AAAS 2016 Fellow

    Henry Dick of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | November 22, 2016

    Woman on Board

    A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue
  • MIT Sea Grant | November 20, 2016

    MIT Sea Grant Seminar – FY2016 PI Reports on Ocean Acidification Projects

    The presentations on November 29, 2016, 12-4p include "Quantification of the Contribution of Wastewater Effluent to Coastal Ocean Acidification", "Impact of ocean acidification on calcification rate, shell properties, pallial fluid pH, and epigenetics of commercially important mollusks across critical life stages", and "Integrated impacts of temperature increase and ocean acidification on larval shell development in the American Lobster, Homerus americanus".
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News | November 18, 2016

    Replicating Ancient Fossilization

    Using modern microbes to understand the preservation of marine bacteria
  • MIT, News | November 17, 2016

    Predicting and Adapting to Increased Hurricane Risk

    Kerry Emanuel shares why hurricanes will likely become more destructive and offers ways to mitigate these increased risks.
  • News, WHOI News | November 17, 2016

    New Study Explains Mysterious Source of Greenhouse Gas Methane in the Ocean

    A new study may have cracked the longstanding “marine methane paradox,” finding that the answer may lie in the complex ways that bacteria break down substances excreted into seawater by living organisms.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | November 16, 2016

    Pluto’s icy, slushy heart

    Data from New Horizons mission suggest a water-ice ocean lies beneath Pluto’s heart-shaped basin.
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