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WHOI Stories

  • News, WHOI News | April 18, 2017

    Tracing the Puzzling Origins of Clinging Jellyfish

    The first genetic study of the diversity of clinging jellyfish populations around the globe has discovered some surprising links among distant communities of jellies and also revealed there may be more than one species of the infamous stinger.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | April 13, 2017

    The Hotspot for Marine Life

    Pioneer observatory investigates the continental shelfbreak
  • News, WHOI News | April 7, 2017

    Volcanic Arcs Form by Deep Melting of Rock Mixtures

    A new study published in the journal Science Advances changes our understanding of how volcanic arc lavas are formed, and may have implications for the study of earthquakes and the risks of volcanic eruption.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | April 6, 2017

    Institute Announces New Open Access Policy for All MIT Authors

    Optional license allows students, researchers, and staff to make scholarly articles freely available.
  • News, WHOI News | April 6, 2017

    President of the United Nations General Assembly and WHOI Director Will Host Press Briefing

    The President of the UN General Assembly and the Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will hold a press briefing on the vital importance of basic research to a global sustainable ocean on Friday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m., at WHOI’s LOSOS laboratory.
  • News, WHOI News | April 6, 2017

    School Vacation Week Activities in Woods Hole

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Woods Hole Film Festival present Fun & Films for Families, free films and activities during April school vacation week, Monday, April 17, through Thursday, April 20, 2017.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | April 3, 2017

    Fidelity, Bright Horizons, WHOI Honored with 2017 AIM Vision Awards

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is recognized for its unique contributions to the cause of economic opportunity in Massachusetts by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI News | April 3, 2017

    Don Anderson Selected for Prestigious Ketchum Award for Coastal Research

    Senior Scientist Don Anderson will receive WHOI's prestigious 2017 Bostwick H. Ketchum Award, which honors an internationally recognized scientist who demonstrates an innovative approach to coastal research, leadership in the scientific community, and who forges a link between coastal research and societal issues.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | March 31, 2017

    Embrace Who You Are: One Latina Scientist’s Brave Journey in STEM

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Gabi Serrato Marks profiles her colleague, Gabriela Farfan, about her dream of becoming a mineralogist and her experiences with culture and identity along the way.
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI | March 30, 2017

    Institute Award for the Love of Marine Chemistry

    MIT-WHOI student Lauren Kipp to receive a Graduate Teaching Award
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | March 23, 2017

    Corals Die as Global Warming Collides with Local Weather in the South China Sea

    New research highlights the devastation caused when global-scale ocean warming interacts with short-lived weather anomalies, and adds urgency to the question of how reefs will fare through the end of this century.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 21, 2017

    Understanding Ocean Changes

    The story of a unique partnership between commercial fishermen and scientists.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 21, 2017

    Scientist-Fisherman Partnership

    Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry
  • MIT, News, WHOI | March 20, 2017

    World’s Lakes May be Much Shallower than Previously Thought

    New mathematical analysis from MIT provides more accurate estimate of the depth and volume of the Earth's lakes, Adrian Cho of Science Magazine reports.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 15, 2017

    Eavesdropping on Whales

    Acoustic buoy could one day help ships avoid collisions
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | March 3, 2017

    Why Did the El Faro Sink?

    Deep-sea vehicles locate data recorder on the seafloor
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | March 2, 2017

    Taking Earth’s Inner Temperature

    A new WHOI study suggests the mantle -- the mostly solid, rocky part of Earth's interior that lies between its super-heated core and its outer crustal layer -- may be hotter than previously believed.
  • News, WHOI News | March 1, 2017

    A New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Announced for the Northeast U.S. Shelf

    To better understand and manage the intricate ecosystem off the Northeast U.S. coast, the National Science Foundation has announced the selection of this critical ocean region for a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site led by WHOI.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | February 24, 2017

    After Overhaul, Jason Is Stronger Than Ever

    Deep-sea vehicle is stripped down, redesigned, and upgraded
  • News, WHOI News | February 17, 2017

    Panel to Discuss Deep-Sea Mining at AAAS Meeting

    At AAAS, panel of speakers will examine the pros and cons of seafloor mining, its engineering feasibility, and its legal and societal implications with the goal of providing the best available, objective, scientific evidence to inform ongoing policy efforts on this important and timely topic.
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