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  • 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.
  • 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
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