WHOI Stories

  • 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 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 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.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | September 13, 2017

    WHOI To Present Public Scientific Symposium In Spanish & Portuguese

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to host its first bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese) ocean science symposium, “Oceanos: WHOI en Español e Português”, arranged by MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student, Gabriela Farfan, and WHOI research assistant Luis Valentin-Alvarado.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | September 7, 2017

    Back to School 2017

    MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences welcomes 28 new graduate students. Sixteen join the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate; fourteen, the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
  • News, WHOI News | September 6, 2017

    WHOI Hosts Bilingual Science Symposium

    The symposium, “OCEANOS: WHOI en Español e Português,” will feature short presentations in Spanish and Portuguese about marine and related research by students and scientists from WHOI and other science institutions in Woods Hole, Mass for the general public.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | September 6, 2017

    How Do Fish Find Their Way?

    Hatched in the ocean, larvae may use sound to settle on reefs. MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography graduate student Justin Suca is investigating whether tiny larval fish use sound to navigate from the open oceans where they hatch to coral reefs where they will settle down and live.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | August 28, 2017

    Did Dispersants Help Responders Breathe Easier at Deepwater Horizon?

    Chemical spray in depths may have raised air quality at surface
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | August 22, 2017

    Ancient Earth’s Hot Interior Created “Graveyard” of Continental Slabs

    Higher mantle temperatures caused subducting tectonic plates to sink much further than they do today.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 14, 2017

    WHOI Hosts Public Event Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Discovery of Deep-Sea Hot Springs

    Ballard will be the keynote speaker at a free public forum, hosted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) as part of the Morss Colloquia series, recapitulating the discovery of hydrothermal vent life 40 years ago on the Galápagos Rift near Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The event will be held 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole; it also includes a discussion afterward by a panel of scientists on current and future research on chemosynthetic life forms, which live on chemicals in the absence of sunlight—on Earth and possibly on other planetary bodies.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 10, 2017

    WHOI Scientist Selected 2017 Recipient of Walter Munk Award

    The Oceanography Society proudly announces that Dr. Andone C. Lavery has been selected as the 2017 recipient the Walter Munk Award in Recognition of Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Sound and the Sea.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | August 9, 2017

    New Technique Offers Clues to Measure Ocean Deoxygenation

    More than two percent of the ocean’s oxygen content has been depleted during the last half century, and marine “dead zones” continue to expand throughout the global ocean. This deoxygenation, triggered mainly by human activity, poses a serious threat to marine life and ecosystems.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI News | August 2, 2017

    Margaret Tivey to Become New Vice President and Dean of Academic Programs at WHOI

    Dr. Margaret K. (Meg) Tivey has been selected as the next Vice President and Dean for Academic Programs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Tivey will oversee all academic programs at WHOI, which include the MIT-WHOI Joint Program (JP) in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science & Engineering for graduate students, postdoctoral and undergraduate programs, the graduate-level Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, and will serve as the WHOI point of contact for the Marine Biological Laboratory-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library.
  • News, WHOI News | August 1, 2017

    WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Extends August Hours

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Exhibit Center is extending its hours to include Sundays during the month of August.
  • MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI | July 31, 2017

    From Computation to the Ocean, a Scientist Finds His Fit

    Science Magazine profiles MIT-WHOI Joint Program faculty member Mark Baumgartner.
  • News, WHOI News | July 31, 2017

    WHOI Announces 2017 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

    Eight writers, radio, and multimedia science journalists from the U.S., Canada, England, and India have been selected to participate in the competitive Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | July 26, 2017

    New Robot Speeds Sampling of Ocean’s Biogeochemistry and Health

    The world's first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials off the coast of New England on July 9, 2017. The new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), named Clio, will help scientists better understand the inner workings of the ocean.
  • News, WHOI News | July 25, 2017

    WHOI Researchers to Participate in Science and Film Panels at the Woods Hole Film Festival

    This summer, the Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is teaming up with the Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF) for Q&A panel discussions that highlight scientific advances and expand creative storytelling about scientific subjects.
  • News, WHOI News | July 25, 2017

    Exhibit at WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Features Photographs by Daniel Casado

    Environmental photographer Daniel Casado's exhibit, "Infamia", displays haunting images of life and death in Chiloe, an island off the coast of Chile—from majestic blue whales to the devastating impacts on one of the world’s most vital ecosystems after thousands of tons of rotten salmon were discharged a few miles off shore.
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