WHOI Stories

  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 12, 2014

    From Penguins to Polar Bears

    The impacts of climate change in polar regions
  • WHOI News | August 11, 2014

    REMUS SharkCam Captures Upclose Encounters with Great Whites

    When a team from WHOI took a specially equipped REMUS SharkCam underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild, they captured more than they bargained for.
  • WHOI News | August 6, 2014

    Mercury in the Global Ocean

    WHOI scientists report on the first direct calculation of global mercury pollution in the world's ocean. The study shows three times more mercury in upper ocean since the Industrial Revolution.
  • WHOI News | August 4, 2014

    DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Travels to NYC for Cameron Film Premiere

    The one-of-a-kind, deep-diving submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will travel from its home at WHOI to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, on Mon., Aug. 4, for the premiere of the feature film, “DEEPSEA CHALLENGER 3D.”
  • WHOI News | August 1, 2014

    Newly Discovered Juvenile Whale Shark Aggregation in Red Sea

    Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)—which grow more than 30 feet long—are the largest fish in the world's ocean, but little is known about their movements on a daily basis or over years. A newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation off Sa...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 30, 2014

    A Haven for Whale Sharks

    A rare glimpse of the world's biggest fish
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 25, 2014

    A Mooring in Iceberg Alley

    Fjords may link warming oceans and melting glaciers
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 18, 2014

    A Drop in the Ocean

    Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows
  • WHOI News | July 15, 2014

    Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill Found to Persist in the Environment

    A new study has found that the dispersant compound DOSS, which decreases the size of oil droplets and hampers the formation of large oil slicks, remains associated with oil and can persist in the environment for up to four years.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 2, 2014

    Alvin’s Animals

    Hundreds of previously unknown species have been discovered by the sub
  • WHOI News | July 2, 2014

    James Bellingham Appointed Director of WHOI Center for Marine Robotics

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics.
  • WHOI News | July 1, 2014

    Tags Reveal Chilean Devil Rays Are Among Ocean’s Deepest Divers

    Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at WHOI and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic ...
  • WHOI News | June 29, 2014

    Study Finds Emperor Penguin in Peril

    An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change.
  • WHOI News | June 22, 2014

    Understanding the Ocean’s Role in Greenland Glacier Melt

    Research by scientists at WHOI and the Univ. of Oregon sheds new light onto the connection between the ocean and Greenland’s outlet glaciers, and provides important data for future estimates of how fast the ice sheet will melt and how much mass w...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 18, 2014

    Rebuilding Alvin: Chris German

    A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub
  • WHOI News | June 12, 2014

    Climate Change Winners and Losers

    A group of scientists have traced the genetics of modern penguin populations back to their early ancestors from the last Ice Age to better understand how three Antarctic penguin species – gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins – fare...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 11, 2014

    At 50, Alvin Gets an Extreme Makeover

    Same name, but dramatically upgraded submersible
  • WHOI News | June 5, 2014

    Iconic Research Submersible Alvin Turns 50

    Alvin, the iconic research submersible owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by WHOI, turns 50 this year. Christened on June 5, 1964, the sub has been a workhorse for U.S. scientists, safely taking approximately 2,600 researchers on nearly 4,900 dives, a...
  • WHOI News | June 5, 2014

    How Do Phytoplankton Survive Scarcity of a Critical Nutrient?

    Like all other life forms, phytoplankton require the element phosphorus to carry out critical cellular activity, but in some parts of the world’s ocean, phosphorus is in limited supply.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | June 3, 2014

    Trailblazer in the Ocean

    Alvin celebrates 50 years of pioneering accomplishments
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