Events & Happenings

January 2019
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  12:00 PM New Year's Day (Institution closed)12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today 12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Growing Old and Making New (Analytical) Friends: A Proof-of-Concept that Stable Oxygen Isotopes Sensitively Trace Photochemical Hydrocarbon Oxidation at the Sea Surface 12:15 PM Effects of Dredging on Estuarine Dynamics in the Hudson River12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today 12:00 PM Phase Separation at the Nerve Terminal
3:05 PM Sea Level and Climate Variability During the Past ~2000 Years
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Metalloproteomic Investigations into the Proteolytic Characteristics of the Marine Bacterium, Alteromonas12:15 PM Center for Marine Robotics Update12:00 PM Modeling the Impact of Zooplankton Diel Vertical Migration on the Carbon Export Flux of the Biological Pump12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM A Simple Model for the Transpolar Drift and Ice Cover in the Arctic Ocean
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12:00 PM Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (Institution closed)12:15 PM Reconstructing Surface Water Mixing and Climate Using Records of Sea Surface Salinity from Southeast Asian Corals12:15 PM Measurements of Mobility and Burial of UXO in the Surf Zone Using an Autonomous Surface Vessel and USBL/Doppler Based Acoustic Tracking12:00 PM The Role of Luck in Individual Success7:30 PM Ocean Plastics Pollution from Sources to Solutions
3:05 PM How Spice is Stirred in the Bay of Bengal
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G seminar today12:15 PM Air-Sea Heat Fluxes, Evaporation and the Search for COARE 4.012:00 PM Multi-Host Parasites: Valuable Bioindicators in Marine Systems
3:05 PM The Changing Impacts of El Nino and Arctic Warming on Mid-Latitude Climate Variability

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Celebrates Black History Month with the video “The George Washington Carver Biography” on Friday, February 22, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. This was rescheduled from February 8. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents “Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman” on Sunday, February 24. Lissa Schneckenburger is a young master of traditional New England fiddling as well as a composer and singer whose voice has been called "pure and clear, full of simple emotion" by All Music Guide. She grew up in Maine, surrounded by music of many kinds, especially the sprightly New England dance tunes that combine influences from the British Isles, Ireland, and Quebec with homegrown twists. Lissa's fiddling is uplifting and lively - Folk Roots calls it "tasty and feisty" -- and her singing is gentle and evocative. She will be accompanied by Bethany Waickman, whose creative and driving rhythm guitar style has made her one of the most sought-after young accompanists in the area. Bethany joined the Lissa Schneckenburger Band in 2008 and has toured with Lissa in the US, Canada, and Europe. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $20, $17 for members – with discounts for, seniors, youth, and children. The Community Hall is handicapped accessible. There is no charge for street parking after 6:00 p.m. More information is available at or by calling (508) 540-0320.


As part of“Woods Hole Black History Month,” there will be a talk at SEA on Saturday, February 23 from 2-3 p.m., titled “The Diseased Ship: Examining Cape Cod’s Connections to the Slave Trade” by Meadow Hilly of the Black Box Project. SEA is located at 171 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass. This event is sponsored by the Woods Hole Black History Month Committee and is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit


Craft workshops for children will run on all Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m., throughout February. Registration will not be required for most of these workshops. As an additional attraction, a program of “Yoga for Kids,” also at no charge, will run immediately prior to the workshops. On Wednesday, February 20, at 1 p.m., the library will be showing a recent film featuring four of our favorite British actresses. These women, Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith have been close friends for more than fifty years. In this film, they discuss their careers and reminisce about their humble beginnings in the theatre. The camera sits in on the conversation, as do we the audience, letting us feel that we too are listening to, hanging on every word, that we are in the middle of an intimate discussion. As with many of the feature films the library shows, we are not allowed to name the title of the film in our publicity, but we can give you clues. If really stumped, people may call the library at (508) 548-8961, and find out the answer. The film was released last May. It runs for 1 hour and 24 minutes. The showing at the library is free and open to the public. The series of “Winter Craft Workshops” begins at the library on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m., with a presentation by retired captain Steve Wagner, who will teach the participants how to make heaving lines. He will first tell the history of heaving lines and the knots that have been used through the years. The elaborate knot, basically a monkey’s fist, is used at the end of the line as a weight to carry the line as far and as accurately as possible. Interested people should call the library at (508) 548-8961 to register soon as the group will be restricted to twelve people. There will be a small material charge. Gardening classes for beginners will be held at the library on February 27 and March 13 & 27, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.  For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit


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