Events & Happenings




Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • 8:00-10:00 p.m.

April 2018
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM (A)biological Nitrate Reduction at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Its Role in the Oceanic Nitrogen Budget12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM Stones, Sinking, and Senses: Swimming Activity of Squid Paralarvae Reared under Chronic Ocean Acidification7:30 PM Antarctica: Glacial History and the Future of Sea Level
1:30 PM Outliers: Extreme Selection for Minimalism in Oligotrophic Bacterioplankton2:00 PM Instability over Topography
3:05 PM Turbulent Dynamics of the Arctic Ocean and its Interactions with the Sea Ice
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11:00 AM Environmental Risk Factors in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)10:30 AM Chaotic Advection, Mixing, and Property Exchange in Three-Dimensional Ocean Eddies and Gyres12:15 PM Characterizing Oceanic Turbulence and Particle Fields Using In Situ Imaging Systems12:00 PM Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria at the Beach12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
12:15 PM Molecular Approaches to Dating Innovations in Carbon Metabolism
1:30 PM Reconstructing the Evolutionary Self-Organization of Ecosystem Metabolism in the Oceans
3:05 PM New Insights on Turbulent Horizontal Convection from Experiments and Simulations
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today12:15 PM Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (CUAUV) Presentation
1:30 PM There will be no Geodynamics Seminar today
3:05 PM What's with All These Recent Nor'easters? - How the Ocean Can Improve Our Understanding
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Iron-Related Molecular Physiology of Marine Protists: Individual Genes to Community Transcriptomes and Proteomes12:00 PM Recovery and Recolonisation by New Zealand Southern Right Whales: Making the Most of Limited Sampling Opportunities12:00 PM Evaluating and Mitigating Vulnerability of Lake and Reservoir Ecosystems to Disturbance12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Nitrogen-Fueled Chemoautotrophy in the Dark Ocean12:15 PM Acoustically Driven Control Schemes for Mobile Robots
3:05 PM An Investigation of the Ocean's Role in Atlantic Multidecadal Variability
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12:00 PM Environmental Influences on Early Life-History Stages: Recruitment, Succession, and Growth in the Arctic

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Bird Brain” on Friday, April 27, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can “read” human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. Could these just be clever tricks, based on instinct or triggered by subtle cues from their human handlers? Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on May 4.


“Knitting at the Library” takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., through the end of April. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” On Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m., local gardener and educator Josh Leveque will offer a workshop at the library for children, grade 1 and up, about native bees. As the populations of honey bees dwindle in the face of environmental hardships, the pollinating work of the native bees has been increasingly valued. Many of these small insects live in tiny holes in wood or stems. Josh’s creation will mimic the preferred homes of several of these native species. Gardeners have been encouraged to build these simple structures as a way to further encourage the native bees. During the session, Josh will teach participants how to make a “home” to attract these important pollinators. The group will build one of the “hotels” and when it is finished, install it on the library grounds. After this session, people should be able to easily make a native bee hotel at home to install on their own property. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or check the website at The library is located at 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass.


Presents “Dinner & A Movie” screening series. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent films presented by the WHFF at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. The selections include films from the 26th Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as films curated specifically for the series. The series is part of the WHFF’S year-round independent film program. Tickets are $14 per person, $12, for WHFF members, $10 for students and veterans, and are on sale in advance at or at the door at Redfield Auditorium. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m., and doors open at 7:00 p.m. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their e-tickets for discounts and special offers at various restaurants. Participating restaurants include: The Captain Kidd, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole; Quick’s Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole; Water Street Kitchen and Public House, 56 Water Street, Woods Hole; and the Woods Hole Market, 86 Water Street, Woods Hole. The restaurant purchase is separate from the film ticket. Contact the restaurant directly for reservations or information.


Will host a public lecture, “Hot Enough for You? Recent Warming of the New England Continental Shelf” on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Ben Harden, assistant professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association, and Glen Gawarkiewicz, senior scientist at WHOI, will deliver the lecture. The lecture will be held at James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, will open April 16, school vacation week, for the season. For a schedule of special events and activities, please visit or call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at