WHOI Stories

  • WHOI News | September 5, 2012

    NASA/WHOI Voyage Set to Explore Link Between Sea Saltiness and Climate

    A NASA-sponsored expedition is set to sail to the North Atlantic's saltiest spot to get a detailed, 3-D picture of how salt content fluctuates in the ocean's upper layers and how these variations are related to shifts in rainfall patterns around the pl...
  • WHOI News | September 4, 2012

    Human Impact Felt on Black Sea Long Before Industrial Era

    WHOI geologist Liviu Giosan and an international team of collaborators including environmental engineers, modelers, paleogeographers, and paleobiologists have pieced together a unique history of the Danube River delta and watershed that ultimately prov...
  • WHOI News | September 3, 2012

    Tracking Fish Through a Coral Reef Seascape

    Ocean scientists have long known that juvenile coral reef fishes use coastal seagrass and mangrove habitats as nurseries, later moving as adults onto coral reefs. But the fishes’ movements, and the connections between different tropical habitats,...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 31, 2012

    Mentors for Budding Scientists

    Young students get a taste of research at WHOI
  • WHOI News | August 29, 2012

    WHOI Hosts Public Talk – Titanic in 3D: An Archaeological Exploration

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will host a public event entitled “Titanic in 3D: An Archaeological Exploration.” The free presentations will be held at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m. in Redfield Auditori...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 24, 2012

    Climate Change Spurred Fall of Ancient Culture

    Weakening monsoons in India affected plants and people
  • WHOI News | August 20, 2012

    Construction Begins on Newest Ocean Research Ship

    Senior officials from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) joined the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) at a ceremony Aug. 17 to mark the beginning of construction on the high-tech, ocean research ship AGOR 27, which will be operated by WHOI.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 17, 2012

    New Laboratory Opens at WHOI

    'Green' building provides space for ocean observatory initiatives
  • WHOI News | August 15, 2012

    WHOI Scientist Contributes to Nature Study on Ocean Health

    WHOI Senior Scientist Scott Doney is one of several contributors to a new comprehensive index designed to assess the benefits to people of healthy oceans worldwide. The Index – being called the Ocean Health Index – is the first broad, quant...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 10, 2012

    Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

    A conversation with WHOI marine chemist Matt Charette
  • WHOI - Oceanus | August 2, 2012

    Shifting Tactics in Shifting Shoals

    Enterprising scientist jury-rigs kayak into research vehicle
  • WHOI News | August 2, 2012

    WHOI to Host Public Event on Ocean Acidification

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will host a public forum on ocean acidification and its effects on ocean life.  Ocean acidification is a global problem that results from the increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosp...
  • WHOI News | July 23, 2012

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Names New CFO

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed Jeffrey Fernandez to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance.  Fernandez assumes his post July 23.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 20, 2012

    A Robotic Albatross?

    Soaring seabirds offer lessons on glider technology
  • WHOI News | July 19, 2012

    WHOI Scientists and Engineers Partner with World-Renowned Companies to Market Revolutionary New Instruments

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers have partnered with two companies to build and market undersea technology developed at WHOI: the Imaging FlowCytobot, an automated underwater microscope, and BlueComm, an underwater communications system...
  • WHOI News | July 19, 2012

    WHOI Announces 2012 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

    Ten writers and multimedia science journalists from the U.S., Canada, and Poland have been selected to participate in the competitive Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program. The program takes place Septe...
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 13, 2012

    Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

    Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living
  • WHOI - Oceanus | July 5, 2012

    A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

    Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table
  • WHOI News | July 5, 2012

    Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Ocean Spring Plankton Bloom

    Scientists from the WHOI, University of Washington, and University of Maine are combining models with data from a flotilla of high-tech robots to shed new light on life-sustaining phytoplankton, including when their spring bloom begins and the role tha...
  • WHOI News | June 27, 2012

    Pressure Testing of New Alvin Personnel Sphere Successful

    The human-occupied submersible Alvin reached a major milestone in its upgrade project on June 22 when its new titanium personnel sphere was successfully pressure tested, reports the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the vehicle’s operator.
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