WHOI Stories

  • MIT, News, WHOI - Oceanus | December 14, 2016

    New Device Reveals What Ocean Microbes Do

    Instrument may also help monitor sewage treatment plants
  • News, WHOI News | December 8, 2016

    Some Fish Quickly Adapt to Lethal Levels of Pollution

    Killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to survive levels of toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them, tolerating concentrations up to 8,000 times higher than sensitive fish. A new study reveals the complex genetic basis for the Atlantic killifish’s remarkable resilience.
  • News, WHOI News | December 7, 2016

    New Studies Take a Second Look at Coral Bleaching Culprit

    A new study from WHOI indicates that superoxide -- a natural toxin believed to be the main culprit behind coral bleaching -- may actually play a beneficial role in coral health and resilience.
  • News, WHOI, WHOI - Oceanus | December 5, 2016

    To Track a Sea Turtle

    Underwater vehicles follow tagged turtles in the wild
  • Featured Stories, MIT, MIT News, News, WHOI | November 23, 2016

    Saharan Dust in the Wind

    Scientists find huge reduction in African dust plume led to more Saharan monsoons 11,000 years ago.
  • News, WHOI News | November 23, 2016

    WHOI Geologist Henry Dick Named AAAS 2016 Fellow

    Henry Dick of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | November 22, 2016

    Woman on Board

    A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue
  • News, WHOI News | November 17, 2016

    New Study Explains Mysterious Source of Greenhouse Gas Methane in the Ocean

    A new study may have cracked the longstanding “marine methane paradox,” finding that the answer may lie in the complex ways that bacteria break down substances excreted into seawater by living organisms.
  • WHOI News | November 10, 2016

    WHOI Scientist Receives Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Award

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation selected Mak Saito, a biogeochemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), as one of eight awardees of a 2016 Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry grant.
  • News, WHOI News | November 2, 2016

    WHOI Study Reveals Previously Unknown Component of Whale Songs

    Researchers have known for decades that whales create elaborate songs, sometimes projecting their calls for miles underwater. A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, has revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs that could aid this mode of communication, and may play a pivotal role in locating other whales in open ocean.
  • News, WHOI - Oceanus | November 1, 2016

    How Would ‘On-Call’ Buoys Work?

    Interactive featured in: "Whale-safe Fishing Gear"
  • News, WHOI, WHOI - Oceanus | November 1, 2016

    Whale-safe Fishing Gear

    New buoy for lobster traps could prevent entanglements
  • Featured Stories, News, WHOI News | October 20, 2016

    New 13-year Study Tracks Impact of Changing Climate on a Key Marine Food Source

    A new multiyear study from scientists at WHOI has shown for the first time how changes in ocean temperature affect a key species of phytoplankton.
  • WHOI News | October 12, 2016

    Study Reveals Corals’ Influence on Reef Microbes

    For the first time, researchers from WHOI and elsewhere have shown that corals are having some control on the production of microbes around them, and that the corals are using that to benefit their own growth.
  • WHOI News | September 19, 2016

    Ancient Skeleton Discovered on Antikythera Shipwreck

    An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.) in the Aegean Sea, and it could provide insight into the lives of people who lived 2100 years ago.
  • WHOI News | September 19, 2016

    Chief of Naval Operations Visits WHOI

    Global ocean research projects and marine technology advances were among the topics presented on September 9 when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Admiral John Richardson, paid a visit to WHOI.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | September 16, 2016

    Giant algal bloom sheds light on formation of White Cliffs of Dover

    MIT's Sarah Z. Rosengard investigates how a great algae bloom at the bottom of the world might hold the key to how an iconic symbol of the United Kingdom came to be.
  • MIT, News, WHOI | September 9, 2016

    A “Founding Father” of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Dies

    Joseph Keller, considered by many to be the 'Dean of Applied Mathematics', a developer of asymptotic analysis and a founder of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) at WHOI has passed away.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | September 7, 2016

    Let There Be Laser Light

    Laser spectroscopy could illuminate key environmental gases
  • WHOI News | September 2, 2016

    WHOI Receives $1 Million Award for Early-Career Scientists from Grayce B. Kerr Fund

    The Grayce B. Kerr Fund has awarded the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) $1 million to establish an endowment in memory of WHOI Life Trustee Breene Kerr.
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