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WHOI Stories

  • WHOI News | November 15, 2013

    Woods Hole Oceanographic’s Avery to Serve on United Nations Scientific Advisory Board

    Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been appointed to a Scientific Advisory Board announced by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
  • WHOI News | October 23, 2013

    Dolphins Assist Scientists Studying Effects of Data-logging Tags

    For scientists studying marine mammals in the wild, data-logging tags are invaluable tools that allow them to observe animals’ movements and behaviors that are otherwise hidden beneath the waves much of the time. The tags, which temporarily attac...
  • WHOI News | October 18, 2013

    WHOI Scientists Receive $11.6 Million to Measure Changes in Ocean Circulation

    A new five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation will, for the first time, allow scientists to directly measure these ocean pathways over the entire subpolar region of the North Atlantic. Oceanographers from WHOI and their colleagues f...
  • WHOI News | October 18, 2013

    Seeing in the Dark

    The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals alive today. Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their Chinese coll...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | September 25, 2013

    Rebuilding Alvin: Elder and Fournier

    A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub
  • WHOI News | September 19, 2013

    Doney receives A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science

    WHOI Senior Scientist Scott Doney has been awarded the 2013 A.G. Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science. He will receive the award later this year at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since 1980, the Royal Societ...
  • WHOI News | September 13, 2013

    Establishing World-Class Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring in Okinawa

    WHOI researchers, working in partnership with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, have developed the Ocean Cube Observatory System, a marine observatory system installed in waters off Motobu Peninsula, Japan -- a b...
  • WHOI News | September 12, 2013

    Study explores complex physical oceanography in East China Sea

    Just days before a team of researchers set out to conduct fieldwork in the East China Sea, Typhoon Morakot—one of the most destructive storms ever to hit Taiwan—made landfall on the island, causing widespread damage and drastically altering...
  • WHOI News | August 18, 2013

    Newly discovered ocean plume could be major source of iron

    Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km wide billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, calls past estimates of iron abunda...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 15, 2013

    Rebuilding Alvin: Carroll & McCartney

    A series on the people who reassembled the iconic sub
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 8, 2013

    A War of Knowledge to Save Sharks

    A graduate student battles to stop shark slaughters in Turkey
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 5, 2013

    Swimming with Sharks

    An underwater robot learns how to track great whites
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 30, 2013

    Rebuilding Alvin: Kurt Uetz

    A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 25, 2013

    Caller IDs for Whales

    Crowd-sourcing helps sort marine mammal vocalizations
  • WHOI News | July 24, 2013

    Summer Shark Research Heats Up at WHOI

    White shark tagging expedition sets sail (July 31), Discovery Channel Shark Week segment "The Return of Jaws" features WHOI's REMUS technology (Aug. 5), and WHOI scientists and engineers share latest research at Woods Hole public event (Aug. 7)
  • WHOI News | July 19, 2013

    First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world

    Under the microscope, they look like they could be from another planet, but these microscopic organisms inhabit the depths of our oceans in nearly infinite numbers. To begin to identify where, when, and how much oceanic plankton can be found around the...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 17, 2013

    Go Down Jason, Let My Mooring Go

    A team hustles to rescue a key instrument from the depths
  • WHOI News | July 16, 2013

    Study Identifies Deepwater Horizon Debris as Likely Source of Gulf of Mexico Oil Sheens

    A chemical analysis of oil sheens found floating recently at the ocean’s surface near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster indicates that the source is pockets of oil trapped within the wreckage of the sunken rig.  Both the Macondo wel...
  • WHOI News | July 14, 2013

    Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery

    At the end of the last Ice Age, as the world began to warm, a swath of the North Pacific Ocean came to life. During a brief pulse of biological productivity 14,000 years ago, this stretch of the sea teemed with phytoplankton, amoeba-like foraminifera a...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 12, 2013

    Rebuilding Alvin: Al Suchy

    A series on the people who upgraded the iconic sub
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