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February 2017
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   3:05 PM Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging: New Tools for Marine Archaeology12:00 PM Connections Between Aquaculture, Our Food System, and Climate 12:00 PM Permaculture, a Type of Sustainable Landscape Design
   7:30 PM Defining the Diva: From Maria Callas to Adele
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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1:00 PM Module A12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:00 PM Improve Your Scientific Writing12:00 PM Title to be announced1:30 PM Module C
1:30 PM Low Degree Melts and Their Significance for MORB, FOZO, and OIB12:15 PM Determination of Top Predator Presence, Behavior and Abundance Using Computer Vision and Passive Acoustics in Marine Environments
3:05 PM Currents, Fluxes, and the MOC Between Cape Farewell and Scotland1:00 PM Module B
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1:00 PM Module D: First Aid Advanced12:15 PM C Cycling in a New England Salt Marsh12:00 PM Engage with Scientific Reviewing12:00 PM Building a Tool Kit to Assess Reproductive Performance of Sea Scallop Populations 12:00 PM There are no seminars today.
1:30 PM Generation of the Oceanic Lithosphere at a Melt-Starved and Ultraslow Mid-Ocean Ridge12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today.2:05 PM Study of Water Exchange, Circulation and Oxygen Levels in a Small Fjord in Iceland Following the Death of 52,000 Tons of Herring
3:05 PM The Influence of Sea Ice and Hydrography on Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics in the Chukchi Sea
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12:00 PM President's Day Holiday (Institution closed)12:00 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM Variability of the Phase and Amplitude Fronts of Sound Waves Due to Horizontal Refraction in Shallow Water12:00 PM Copepod Biogeography in a Changing Arctic Ocean7:30 PM Climate Impacts in the Circumpolar Region: An Archaeological Perspective on the Present
1:30 PM There will be no Geodynamics Seminar today
3:05 PM Sharp Transition from Internal Waves to Stratified Turbulence Observed in Seismic Reflection Images
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM The Subduction Margin Carbon Cycle
12:15 PM Managing Impacts of Nitrogen Pollution to Threatened Species and Ecosystems
1:30 PM Deformation Modes of Magmatic and Amagmatic Lithosphere at Ultraslow Spreading Ridges
3:05 PM A Theory for Calculating the Strength of the Stratospheric Circulation from Age

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: June 23

There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on June 23.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: June 30

Presents Tom Stoffregen, professor, School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota.  Professor Stoffregen will give a talk on Friday, June 30, at noon, in the Ocean Science Exhibit Center Auditorium, 15 School St., in Woods Hole, titled “Getting Your Sea Legs: The Horizon, Seasickness, and Adaptive Human Movement.” Going to sea means living on a moving surface. It takes time to adapt to life on a moving surface: We must learn new ways to control the body. This learning period is known as "getting your sea legs." Mariners have known about it for thousands of years, but until recently there had been no scientific research examining the actual physical adjustments that we make in the control of the body. How, exactly, does bodily movement change as we get our sea legs? Why does this process include seasickness (for some, but not for others)? Why does the horizon seem to be important, and what can the horizon have to do with learning how to control the body? Professor Stoffregen will discuss these questions in the light of experimental research conducted on crew members and passengers on ships at sea. Some of the answers confirm ancient nautical lore, but some are unexpected, and very surprising. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: July 5

Isheld the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, July 5, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

SUCCESS: SHAPING AND UNDERSTANDING CAREER CHOICES IN EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND SELF:

Upcoming talks at MBL’s Meigs Room, Swope Conference Center, June 28 – August 2.  For a listing of the free talks & to register, please visit http://www.mbl.edu/SUCCESS/. For questions, please contact education@mbl.edu.

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: July 5

Is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, July 5, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM:

Exhibits open at the museum on June 17.  New exhibits include:
*Navigating the Seas in the Age of Sail. Vintage charts loaned to the museum from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, along with navigation tools such as taffrail logs, sextants, compasses, lead lines and chip lines, in gallery one will explain how whaling ships and fishing boats found their way by using celestial navigation, dead reckoning and coastal piloting.
*History of Shellfishing on Cape Cod. From the early use of shellfishing by the Wampanoag tribes and colonists to current plans for sustainability, the exhibit features tools and techniques used to harvest oysters, mussels, soft shell clams, bay scallops and quahogs. Jewelry made from wampum - quahog shells - will be on display with the history of wampum and how quahogs had spiritual and religious significance to the Wampanoags.
*This summer the museum will again be offering walking tours of Woods Hole, with an overview of research at the scientific institutions Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m., July and August; Wednesday through Saturday in September, and Saturdays only in October. Admission is $5; no admission fee for museum members or patrons of Woods Hole Business Association merchants. Walking tours on the history of Woods Hole will be held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., in July and August. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibits will end October 28. The museum is located at 579 Woods Hole Road. For more information, www.woodsholemuseum.org.

SUMMER WALKING TOURS AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:

During July and August, knowledgeable WHOI volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities. Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please visit http://www.whoi.edu/main/summer-walking-tours.

NOBSKA POINT LIGHTHOUSE PUBLIC TOURS:

Friends of Nobska Light will be holding public tours on June 29 from 10:00 a.m. – noon, weather permitting. Children must be at least six years of age and 45 inches tall to enter. Admission is free. Donations to support the lighthouse preservation and restoration are welcomed. The line will be closed for tours at the closing time above. Anyone in line by then will be admitted. Shoes and shirts required. No food or drink or smoking is permitted in the lighthouse. Backpacks, large purses, large camera bags not allowed in the light room. Infants in carrying pouches are not allowed in the lighthouse.  No liability is accepted for personal items left unattended in or on the grounds of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at 233 Nobska Road, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of June 19

Alan Steinbach will lead a two-part workshop on one of his favorite avocations, mobile making, at the library in June. In this workshop, Alan will teach others how to create these arcane art objects. The date of this workshop is June 22, starting at 4:30 p.m., and finishing at 6:00 p.m. People should register in advance by calling the library at (508) 548-8961. The art of Polly Montgomery, longtime resident of Woods Hole, will be on display in the main room of the library from June 26 to July 15. Her work is always whimsical, be it constructed of paper and wire, batik, or wool, and always brings a smile to the observer. The work will be on view during regular library hours. The library is pleased to announce the return of Red Yarn in a free family performance on July 3, at 11:00 a.m. Red Yarn weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy, interactive shows for family audiences. Performing in support of their fourth album, “Born in the Deep Woods,” Red Yarn will have audiences singing, dancing, stomping, clapping, and celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the USA. To learn more about Red Yarn, people are encouraged to visit the website  www.redyarnproductions.com. The Summer Book Club on Social Justice will meet on July 5, August 2, and August 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the library. Woods Hole summer resident Ruth Gainer, who is leading this book group, has chosen "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson as the first book. She describes the book as a “big but rewarding book that is especially important for current social justice issues.” The library is accumulating copies of the book for people to borrow. It is long (622 pages), so people are encouraged to begin reading well in advance of the first discussion on July 5. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961. The library is preparing for one of its annual events, the Kids’ Tag Sale and Carnival on July 8, which marks the official beginning of summer for the children who call the library their own. As a very first step, the library is asking the community to contribute gently used games and toys, and especially bicycles, for the sale part of the event. Bicycles can be donated to the library any time between now and the sale. Other donations of games and toys may be dropped off at the library in the week before the sale, during library open hours. The library is again hosting a community-wide art project, based on local re-purposed materials. Several years ago, the art material was old nautical charts; this year the basis of the project is old chairs. Each art project will be on display and will be a fund-raising source for the library in the form of a silent auction. When the Fishmonger restaurant closed its doors a year ago, the library acquired a number of their old wooden chairs. The chairs are now poised to become the next source of inspiration for creative works of art and craft! The chairs, which can be painted, decoupaged, yarn bombed, carved, or anything else the imagination leads to, are available at the library for creative people to pick up, and transform it into a one-of-a-kind work of art. They must be returned to the library by July 10, where they will be put on display until July 22 when a party will be held to celebrate the artists and auction off the chairs. All people interested in participating should call the library at (508) 548-8961 for details on how to procure your very own "vintage" Fishmonger chair! These programs are free and open to the public.

CONTRA AND FOLKDANCING:

With live music by the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and a Dance Leader happens the first Saturday of every month from 8-11 p.m., all year round in the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Admission is $10, kids half price. All are welcome. For information, call the Armstrongs at (508) 548-6661.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Week of June 26

The art of Polly Montgomery, will be on display in the main room of the library from June 26 to July 15. Her work is always whimsical, be it constructed of paper and wire, batik, or wool, and always brings a smile to the observer. The work will be on view during regular library hours. The library is pleased to announce the return of Red Yarn in a free family performance on July 3, at 11:00 a.m. Red Yarn weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy, interactive shows for family audiences. To learn more about Red Yarn, people are encouraged to visit the website  www.redyarnproductions.com. The Summer Book Club on Social Justice will meet on July 5, August 2, and August 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the library. Woods Hole summer resident Ruth Gainer, who is leading this book group, has chosen "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson as the first book. She describes the book as a “big but rewarding book that is especially important for current social justice issues.” The library is accumulating copies of the book for people to borrow. It is long (622 pages), so people are encouraged to begin reading well in advance of the first discussion on July 5. The library is preparing for one of its annual events, the Kids’ Tag Sale and Carnival on July 8, which marks the official beginning of summer for the children who call the library their own. As a very first step, the library is asking the community to contribute gently used games and toys, and especially bicycles, for the sale part of the event. Bicycles can be donated to the library any time between now and the sale. Other donations of games and toys may be dropped off at the library in the week before the sale, during library open hours. The library is again hosting a community-wide art project, based on local re-purposed materials. This year the basis of the project is old chairs. Each art project will be on display and will be a fund-raising source in the form of a silent auction. The library acquired a number of their old wooden chairs when the Fishmonger closed. The chairs are now poised to become the next source of inspiration for creative works of art and craft! The chairs, which can be painted, decoupaged, yarn bombed, carved, or anything else the imagination leads to, are available at the library to pick up and transform it into a one-of-a-kind work of art. They must be returned to the library by July 10, where they will be put on display until July 22 when a party will be held to celebrate the artists and auction off the chairs. All people interested in participating should call the library at (508) 548-8961 for details. These programs are free and open to the public.

WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY:

LynchPin Productions Theatre Company presents “Emily Dickinson & I” the journey of a portrayal - the true story of an actress’s struggle to write a one-woman play about her literary heroine, America’s foremost female poet, Emily Dickinson, on July 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m., and July 9 at 4:00 p.m., in the Woods Hole Community Hall located at 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Fourteen years and one dress later what emerges is an interwoven biography of both artists as Edie Campbell makes sense of her own experiences through Emily’s letters and poems. The hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Admission is $15. Advance tickets are available at Eight Cousins Books on Main Street in Falmouth or by reservation from Maria Moniz, (508) 540-4305. For more information, visit www.lynchpinptc.co.uk.

WHOI SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY (WSS):

Is sponsoring the following events:
• Lawn Games on field behind Challenger House (downhill from gardens) on Wednesday, June 28, at 5:00 p.m. BYOB and snacks.
• Beach Cleanup with Skip the Straw group, SEA, and T3C on Saturday, July 15, at Surf Drive Beach at 9:00 am. Meet at tennis court parking lot on WHOI’s Quissett Campus.
Come join in the fun, enjoy a break from your hard work, and meet new people!

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/.