WHOI Stories

  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Aqua Incognita

    The quest to establish outposts in the far reaches of the ocean
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Ocean Observatories Initiative

    In a special series of articles, Oceanus magazine explores the Ocean Observatories Initiative and WHOI's role in it.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Pinocchio’s Nose

    Special Series: Ocean Observatories Initiative
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Diving for Data

    Ocean Gliders and Their Pilots Are Helping Scientists Understand the Sea
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    A Pioneering Vision

    Special Series : Ocean Observatories Initiative
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    Thinking Global

  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 12, 2017

    The Young Woman and the Sea

    A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | December 6, 2017

    WHOI Ship Atlantis Launches New Mission to Find Missing Argentinian Submarine

    Research vessel loads Navy deep-diving vehicle
  • MIT, MIT Sea Grant, News, WHOI | October 31, 2017

    MIT Sea Grant Ocean Acidification Seminar Tuesday November 28th at 12:30

    Please join us Tuesday November 28th at MIT Sea Grant for presentations by six MIT Sea Grant funded researchers on their ocean acidification projects.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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