WHOI Stories

  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 18, 2016

    A Mighty Mysterious Molecule

    Chemical compounds are the currency in ocean ecosystems
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | December 21, 2015

    How Did Earth Get Its Ocean?

    A student's quest to learn the origin of our planet's water.
  • 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?
  • WHOI - Oceanus | November 23, 2015

    Earth’s Riverine Bloodstream

    Flowing down rivers are clues to how our whole planet works
  • WHOI News | November 18, 2015

    Warming Ocean Worsened Australia’s Fatal 2010/2011 Floods

    A study by a team of U.S. and Australian researchers shows that long-term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in increasing the severity of the devastating floods that struck Australia in 2010/2011.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | November 10, 2015

    Ice, Wind and Fury

    Scientists investigate the avalanche of winds known as piteraqs
  • WHOI - Oceanus | October 29, 2015

    Forecasting the Future of Fish

    Through comics, MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Emily Moberg explains how her research modeling fish populations help improve our understanding of relationships between humans, the ocean, and its resources.
  • WHOI News | October 22, 2015

    New Study Provides First Field Observations of Rare Omura’s Whales

    An international team of biologists has made the first-ever field observations of one of the least known species of whales in the world Omura's whales off the coast of Madagascar.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | October 15, 2015


    Exploring the secret life of endangered leatherback turtles
  • WHOI News | October 12, 2015

    New Study Projects That Melting of Antarctic Ice Shelves Will Intensify

    New research projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 and by 2100 may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse, if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption continues at the present rate.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | October 6, 2015

    Tracking a Trail of Carbon

    Leaf waxes buried in Lake Titicaca holds clues to once and future climates
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