WHOI Stories

  • WHOI News | May 6, 2016

    Study Offers Clues to Better Rainfall Predictions

    WHOI scientists have found a potential path to better seasonal rainfall predictions, showing alink between higher sea surface salinity levels in the North Atlantic Ocean and increased rainfall on land in the African Sahel, the area between the Sahara Desert and the savannah across Central Africa.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | May 2, 2016

    Endangered Whales Get a High-Tech Check-Up

    Drones give researchers an unparalleled view of marine mammal health
  • WHOI News | April 28, 2016

    WHOI Technology Used in Locating El Faro Data Recorder

    Technology and vehicles developed and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and engineers were instrumental in assisting the NTSB in locating the voyage data recorder (VDR) of El Faro.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 20, 2016

    Audio Postcard: Remembering Knorr

    Illustrious research vessel departs after 44-year career
  • WHOI News | April 18, 2016

    WHOI to Assist in NTSB Search for El Faro Data Recorder

    WHOI will assist the National Transportation Safety Board as it undertakes its second search April 18, 2016, for the vessel data recorder (VDR) of the sunken El Faro cargo ship.
  • WHOI News | April 14, 2016

    WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Opens for 2016 Season

    The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Exhibit Center opens for another fun and engaging summer season on April 18, 2016. Visitors can learn about what’s happening with the world’s ocean and the innovative ocean science and engineering being done by WHOI researchers.
  • WHOI News | April 14, 2016

    Steve Elgar Named National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow

    Steve Elgar, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has been selected as a 2016 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF) by the Department of Defense.
  • WHOI News | April 12, 2016

    Swarming Red Crabs Documented on Video

    A research team studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount off the coast of Panama has captured unique video of thousands of red crabs swarming in low-oxygen waters just above the seafloor.
  • WHOI News | April 7, 2016

    R/V Neil Armstrong Arrives in Woods Hole

    On April 6, the research vessel Neil Armstrong was met by a jubilant crowd at the WHOI dock as it arrived to its home port for the first time, escorted by the WHOI coastal research vessel R/V Tioga, two Coast Guard boats and fireboats from neighboring towns.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | April 4, 2016

    Our Ship Comes In

    Research vessel Neil Armstrong joins the WHOI fleet.
  • WHOI News | March 29, 2016

    Newly Upgraded ROV Jason: Bigger and Better

    A major, $2.4 million upgrade funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has made the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason more capable than ever.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 18, 2016

    Journey Into the Ocean’s Microbiomes

    A scientist examines a tango between marine animals and bacteria
  • WHOI News | March 10, 2016

    Major Source of Methanol in the Ocean Identified

    While scientists have long known methanol exists in the ocean, and that certain microbes love to snack on it, they’ve been stymied by one key question: where does it come from?
  • WHOI News | March 7, 2016

    Fukushima Site Still Leaking After Five Years, Research Shows

    Five years after the Fukushima accident, scientific data about the levels of radioactivity in the ocean off our shores are available publicly thanks to ongoing efforts of independent researchers, including WHOI radiochemist Ken Buesseler.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | March 4, 2016

    Minerals Made by Microbes

    Some geology naturally requires biology
  • Featured Stories, WHOI | February 26, 2016

    Life in the Hot Seat

    This is the final article of a three-part series covering the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences lectures on “Life in the Ocean.”
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 23, 2016

    Through the Looking-Glass of the Sea Surface

    Measuring the ins and outs of the critical border between air and ocean
  • WHOI - Oceanus | February 18, 2016

    A Mighty Mysterious Molecule

    Chemical compounds are the currency in ocean ecosystems
  • WHOI News | January 28, 2016

    Can animals thrive without oxygen?

    A research team garnered attention in 2010 when it published evidence of finding the first animals living in permanently anoxic conditions at the ocean bottom. Now a new study, led by WHOI scientists, raises doubts.
  • WHOI - Oceanus | January 27, 2016

    Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

    By observing nature, biomimetic engineer designs new sensor
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