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  • 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.
  • MIT, News, WHOI News | October 30, 2017

    Radioactivity lingers from 1946-1958 nuclear bomb tests

    Scientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United States conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • 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.
  • News, WHOI News | October 23, 2017

    WHOI Led Research Team Receives Funding to Develop Ocean Temperature Forecast System

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and other institutions were awarded a competitive federal grant from the NOAA to develop a forecast system that will predict seasonal and year-to-year changes in ocean temperatures on the Northeast U.S. Shelf.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | October 19, 2017

    New Air-Launched Devices Help Study Hurricanes

    ALAMO floats collect key ocean data to improve storm forecasts
  • News, WHOI News | October 17, 2017

    Jim Ledwell Selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society

    The Emeritus Research Scholar at the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is best known for pioneering the use of perfluorinated tracers to study ocean mixing and circulation, driven largely by the need to understand the role of the ocean in Earth’s climate system.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News | October 16, 2017

    Environmental Successes: How We Can Make Them Happen Again

    Atmospheric scientist Susan Solomon speaks with Living Lab Radio/WGBH about our track record of environmental success stories that deserve more attention.
  • 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.
  • Featured Stories, MIT Sea Grant, News | September 30, 2017

    A Small Ocean Acidification Sensor Could Serve a Large Need

    Dr. Aleck Wang, a MIT Sea Grant funded scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution designed the Channelized Optical System (CHANOS) II, the first DIC sensor that can make near-continuous measurements, allowing researchers a picture into how these variables change over spatial scales as small as a centimeter
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News | September 22, 2017

    Technique Spots Warning Signs of Extreme Events

    Method may help predict hotspots of instability affecting climate, aircraft performance, and ocean circulation.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 21, 2017

    What Do Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Portend?

    MIT prominent meteorologist and climate scientist Kerry Emanuel discusses projections of changing hurricane activity over the rest of this century and what such projections tell us about how the probabilities of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma have already changed and are likely to continue to do so.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, MIT News, News | September 21, 2017

    Mathematics Predicts a Sixth Mass Extinction

    By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch mass extermination of species in future millennia.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News | September 20, 2017

    Deep Waters Spiral Upward Around Antarctica

    New research reveals upwelling pathways and timescales of deep, overturning waters in the Southern Ocean.
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