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  • MIT Sea Grant | March 17, 2016

    New Digital Coast Fellowship Opportunity

    The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016. This program is modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship program and has a similar mission: to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations.
  • WHOI News | March 10, 2016

    Major Source of Methanol in the Ocean Identified

    While scientists have long known methanol exists in the ocean, and that certain microbes love to snack on it, they’ve been stymied by one key question: where does it come from?
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 9, 2016

    CRAB-MIT Sea Grant Chart of the Charles River

    Sediment deposition has been a long standing problem in the Charles River, where major tributaries empty into it. Now, MIT Sea Grant is using low cost, commercially available, fish finding equipment mounted on both autonomous surface vehicles and volunteer driven boats to chart parts of the Charles River that haven't been mapped for decades.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 8, 2016

    2016 Blue Lobster Bowl

    MIT Sea Grant College Program, Woods Hole Sea Grant and The National Ocean Science Bowl sponsored the 19th Annual Blue Lobster Bowl on March 5th, 2016. Twenty teams of students from 12 Massachusetts high schools put their physical oceanography, ocean policy, and marine biology knowledge to the test, competing to become regional champion and represent Massachusetts at the 19th Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl Finals.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | March 8, 2016

    Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic

    MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) researchers Song, H., J. Marshall, M.J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz, and G. Forget author "Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic" published in the Journal of Marine Systems, early online edition.
  • MIT Sea Grant | March 7, 2016

    Sea Grant celebrates its 50th anniversary

    On March 8, Sea Grant will celebrate its 50th anniversary of promoting conservation and sustainable development of our marine resources through research, education and outreach.
  • Featured Stories | March 7, 2016

    Research Takes Center Stage at MIT Climate Symposium

    At MIT on Climate=Science + Action, speakers examined what we know, what’s left to learn, and the diverse climate-related research happening throughout the institute—from exoplanets to the deep ocean and everything in between.
  • WHOI News | March 7, 2016

    Fukushima Site Still Leaking After Five Years, Research Shows

    Five years after the Fukushima accident, scientific data about the levels of radioactivity in the ocean off our shores are available publicly thanks to ongoing efforts of independent researchers, including WHOI radiochemist Ken Buesseler.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 4, 2016

    Minerals Made by Microbes

    Some geology naturally requires biology
  • MIT News | March 2, 2016

    Whales dine with their own kind

    Mapping whale calls, researchers find the predators feed in species-specific hotspots.
  • MIT News | March 1, 2016

    New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

    Surface waves can trigger powerful sound waves that race through the deep ocean, study suggests.
  • Featured Stories, WHOI | February 26, 2016

    Life in the Hot Seat

    This is the final article of a three-part series covering the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences lectures on “Life in the Ocean.”
  • MIT News | February 25, 2016

    Rogue wave ahead

    New prediction tool gives 2-3 minute warning of incoming rogue waves.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 23, 2016

    Through the Looking-Glass of the Sea Surface

    Measuring the ins and outs of the critical border between air and ocean
  • MIT Sea Grant | February 21, 2016

    Green Eelgrass, Blue Carbon

    MIT Sea Grant is working with several partners to conduct a study to quantify the carbon storage of eelgrass beds in Massachusetts.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | February 19, 2016

    Keeping Things the Same

    In a paper published online in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, the Follows group reports on new ways to understand what ecosystem factors could cause the elemental composition of organic matter to remain stable even when phytoplankton vary.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 18, 2016

    A Mighty Mysterious Molecule

    Chemical compounds are the currency in ocean ecosystems
  • Featured Stories | February 15, 2016

    Chasing Whales

    Thanks a variety of robotic instruments, researchers are using information about whale behavior to decrease ship strikes and other human-caused mortality events.
  • Featured Stories | February 8, 2016

    Predators in the Plankton

    WHOI researcher Matt Johnson studies three plankton species that illustrate just how wonderfully weird and complex life in the ocean can be.
  • MIT - The Darwin Project | February 5, 2016

    Darwin Goes to Ocean Sciences 2016

    Look out for the Darwin team sharing their work at this year's Ocean Sciences conference, February 21-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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