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  • Featured Stories | February 3, 2016

    AGU Spotlights MIT Synthesis of Ocean Circulation Research

    A new MIT study takes stock of what we know and what’s still uncertain about AMOC variability and its role in global climate.
  • Featured Stories, MIT News | February 1, 2016

    Living a “Mixotrophic” Lifestyle

    MIT News reports on a new study that suggests plankton may have a larger impact on ocean carbon storage than previously thought. Read it here.
  • Featured Stories | January 28, 2016

    John Marshall Receives AMS Haurwitz Prize

    MIT Oceanographer honored by AMS for his seminal contributions to atmospheric, oceanic, and climate dynamics and the creation of innovative modeling tools and educational resources.
  • WHOI News | January 28, 2016

    Can animals thrive without oxygen?

    A research team garnered attention in 2010 when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the ocean bottom. Now a new study, led by WHOI scientists, raises doubts.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | January 27, 2016

    Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

    By observing nature, biomimetic engineer designs new sensor
  • WHOI News | January 21, 2016

    Study Reveals Climate Change Impacts on Buzzards Bay

    An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. These impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects coastal ecosystems.
  • Featured Stories | January 15, 2016

    MIT on Climate, Science, and Action

    MIT Climate Symposium will bring together leading researchers and science communicators to discuss the science, economics, and policy of the most pressing issue of our time.
  • MITgcm News | January 15, 2016

    2015 Research Roundup

    Another new year, another research roundup! Best wishes to MITgcmers past, MITgcmers present and MITgcmers yet to come...
  • MIT Sea Grant | January 14, 2016

    Planning for Climate Change Impacts on Shellfish in Wellfleet Harbor

    MIT Sea Grant's web developer, Ben Bray, and Social and Environmental Research Institute Research Fellow, Seth Tuler, P.h.D, created a website to showcase the potential impacts of climate change on shellfish and shellfishing in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. The website provides an overview of the climate-related threats to shellfish and commercial shellfishing in Wellfleet Harbor and potential strategies that can be considered by the Town of Wellfleet to prevent and mitigate their impacts.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | January 13, 2016


    HABitat mapping CAMera system is a window on the seafloor
  • WHOI News | January 8, 2016

    Robotic Vehicles Offer a New Tool in Study of Shark Behavior

    THe REMUS SharkCam has enabled groundbreaking scientific understanding of great white sharks.
  • Featured Stories | December 21, 2015

    Best of Oceans at MIT 2015

    Happy New Year from Oceans at MIT! Here's our top 15 stories from 2015. Related topics | Oceans and Climate | A Warming World
  • WHOI - Oceanus | December 21, 2015

    How Did Earth Get Its Ocean?

    A student's quest to learn the origin of our planet's water.
  • Featured Stories | December 18, 2015

    At COP21, Finding Hope for Climate in the Aerocene

    Artist Tomás Saraceno and MIT scientists join forces to confront climate crisis at UN conference. Related topics |Human Influences | A Warming World
  • WHOI - Oceanus | December 15, 2015

    Specks in the Spectrometer

    An atomic odyssey from the Great Calcite Belt to a data point
  • WHOI News | December 9, 2015

    Study Measures Drag from Fishing Gear Entanglements on North Atlantic Right Whales

    In a paper published online Dec. 9, 2015, in Marine Mammal Science, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has for the first time quantified the amount of drag on entangled whales that is created by towing fishing gear.
  • WHOI News | December 9, 2015

    Galapagos Expedition Reveals Unknown Seamounts, New Species

    During a three-week expedition in August, an international team conducted the first scientific expedition to map and characterize the seamounts on the Galápagos platform.
  • WHOI News | December 3, 2015

    Higher Levels of Fukushima Cesium Detected Offshore

    Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of contaminated sites off the US West Coast, along with the highest detection level to date.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | December 3, 2015

    Epiphany Among the Manta Rays

    Can we mobilize an army of scuba divers as citizen scientists?
  • MITgcm News | November 30, 2015

    Jurassic Currents

    This month we look at new work by a team of Swiss researchers who have been using MITgcm to explore the ocean circulation associated with the global land distribution during the Jurassic.
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