WHOI Stories

  • News, WHOI News | July 25, 2017

    Exhibit at WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Features Photographs by Daniel Casado

    Environmental photographer Daniel Casado's exhibit, "Infamia", displays haunting images of life and death in Chiloe, an island off the coast of Chile—from majestic blue whales to the devastating impacts on one of the world’s most vital ecosystems after thousands of tons of rotten salmon were discharged a few miles off shore.
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | July 20, 2017

    Re-envisioning Underwater Imaging

    The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at WHOI working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) video, 2-D mosaic imaging, and 3-D optical models of seafloor objects and environments. The new state-of-the-art technology is currently being field-tested on several submerged shipwreck sites in both the U.S. and Europe.
  • News, WHOI News | June 30, 2017

    Six Right Whales Die In Canadian Waters In Less Than Three Weeks

    Unprecedented Mortality Event For One Of The World's Most Endangered Whale Species
  • Featured Stories, MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 20, 2017

    Pop Goes the Seafloor Rock

    MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Meghan Jones studies seafloor lavas to reveal the inner workings of our planet. Using the human-occupied submersible Alvin and the autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry, WHOI researchers and Jones have been exploring a surprising discovery: gas-filled volcanic rocks on the seafloor that "pop" when brought up to the surface.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 19, 2017

    Girls Just Wanna Be Engineers

    As part of a research grant from the National Science Foundation, Anna Michael, Applied Physics and Ocean Engineering Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), created the GOES (Girls in Ocean Engineering and Science) Institute. The program, which began in 2016, brings in 12 girls who are about to enter the sixth grade and a science teacher for a week of activities.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 12, 2017

    The Hot Spot Below Yellowstone Park

    Researchers use deep-sea technology to explore volcanic lake
  • News, WHOI News | June 7, 2017

    Finding New Homes Won’t Help Emperor Penguins Cope with Climate Change

    Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century.
  • News, WHOI News | June 7, 2017

    WHOI Research Engineer Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) research engineer Loral O’Hara was introduced today at Johnson Space Flight Center as a member of NASA’s most recent class of astronauts. O’Hara was one of just 12 to be selected from an applicant pool of more than 18,300—the largest number NASA has ever received.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | June 5, 2017

    Back to Bikini

    Scientists study lingering radioactivity of 1946-1958 nuclear weapons tests
  • News, WHOI News | May 30, 2017

    More Frequent Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross

    WHOI biologist Stephanie Jenouvrier co-edited the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B special issue and co-authored a study featured, which examines how extreme ocean warming events further stress an already declining population of black-browed albatross in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
  • News, WHOI News | May 24, 2017

    Media Advisory: Research Vessel Neil Armstrong Participates in Fleet Week New York

    The research vessel Neil Armstrong, owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), will participate in Fleet Week New York, May 24-26, 2017. The ship is the only research vessel participating in the celebration.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 22, 2017

    Extreme Climate

    A conversation with WHOI climate scientist Caroline Ummenhofer, who studies the ocean’s role in the global hydrological cycle to understand how water is transported between the ocean and atmosphere and onto land as rain and snow.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 16, 2017

    Fresh Water Below the Seafloor?

    Scientists search for aquifers trapped under the ocean
  • News, WHOI News | May 15, 2017

    Travel Distances of Juvenile Fish Key to Better Conservation

    WHOI scientists and their international colleagues conducted the largest, most comprehensive study of larval dispersal at coral reefs. Their findings have important implications for the sizing and spacing of marine reserves. (Video)
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT EAPS, News, WHOI - Oceanus | May 12, 2017

    Blue Holes and Hurricanes

    Geological marvels are gold mines for climate history
  • News, WHOI News | May 9, 2017

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Ship Neil Armstrong to Participate in Fleet Week New York

    The research vessel, Neil Armstrong, will participate in Fleet Week New York, May 24-26, 2017, marking the first time in recent memory that an oceanographic research vessel will be included in the celebration.
  • News, WHOI News | May 5, 2017

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Honored by Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    The Associated Industries of Massachusetts is honoring WHOI with its most prestigious honor, the Vision Award, at a ceremony in Boston on May 5.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | April 27, 2017

    Exploring our Oceans: The Cross-talk between Marine Life and Climate Change

    Harvard's SIT'N Listen Podcast speaks with MIT and WHOI graduate students Gabriela Farfan and Hanny Rivera about how studying oceans and marine biodiversity can help us better understand and combat climate change.
  • News, WHOI, WHOI - Oceanus | April 26, 2017

    Illuminating the Ocean with Sound

  • MIT, News, WHOI | April 20, 2017

    March for Science on Saturday — get off sidelines, make a difference

    Noelle Held, a PhD candidate in chemical oceanography at MIT and WHOI, discusses why she's proud to be part of a long history of American scientists and pioneers, and why it's important to continue supporting science, particularly this weekend.
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