Events & Happenings

March 2018
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    12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today7:30 PM Visiting Russia over Half a Century
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12:00 PM Diving Deep: Taking a Molecular Approach to Defining the Vascular Specializations of the Antarctic Weddell Seal12:15 PM Quantifying Microbial Processes and Their Role as Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycles, Using Integrated Model-Data Approaches12:15 PM Underwater Soundscape Analysis in a Big Data Framework: Examples, Issues, and Preliminary Solutions 12:00 PM Whale Research in Northeast Iceland12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
2:00 PM What Molecular Tools Reveal about Species of the Copepod Calanus in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans1:30 PM The Trichodesmium Microbiome and Its Role in the Marine Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles
3:05 PM Submeso-Scale-Selective Compensation of Fronts in a Salinity-Stratified Ocean
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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 11:00 AM The Title is Detection of Submarine Eruptions Using Argo Floats and Its Implications for Ocean Dynamics12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Chemical Currencies of the Surface Ocean Microbiome12:00 PM Thar She Blows: Individual Marine Mammal Energetics in a Changing Environment
3:05 PM Meet the Physical Oceanography Scientific Staff
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM The Impact of Freshwater Biogeochemistry on Ocean Acidification in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea12:15 PM Cutting through the Noise: Microwave Remote Sensing and its Challenges12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Combining In Situ and Culture-Based Approaches to Characterize the Physiological Ecology of Blooming and Sinking Diatoms
3:05 PM Meridional Heat Transport Variability Induced by Mesoscale Processes in the Subpolar North Atlantic
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12:00 PM From Cells to Behavior of Marine Mammal Life History: Finding 'tipping points' in a Changing World10:00 AM A Puzzling Start to an Indian Ocean Tsunami12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM Pushing the Limit: Resilience of an Arctic Copepod to Environmental Fluctuations 12:15 PM Plume Dynamics at the Ocean-Glacier Interface
12:00 PM From Cells to Behavior of Marine Mammal Life History: Finding 'tipping points' in a Changing World12:00 PM Isotopic Constraints on Global Marine Nitrogen Cycling in the Modern and Glacial Ocean
2:00 PM Radiocarbon Dating in Earthquake Geology: Three Tales from the Pacific Northwest 1:30 PM Colonial Phaeocystis antarctica: A Marvelous Model Microbiome System
3:05 PM A Simple Dynamical Model for El Nino with Stochastic Wind Bursts

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Sinking Cities: Miami” on Friday, December 14, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents the video “The Real Story of Christmas” on Friday, December 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents “Dinner & A Movie,” a monthly screening series of independent films from October through May. On the night of each screening, ticket purchasers may present their ticket prior to the film for discounts and special offers at participating restaurants. Please note, screening ticket purchase does not include food or drink from participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include The Captain Kidd, Water Street Kitchen, The Landfall, and Quicks Hole Tavern. Contact individual restaurants for reservations and the most up to date information. The screenings take place at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium, located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole, and start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The facility is wheelchair accessible. “Dinner & A Movie” is supported in part by a grant from the Cape Cod 5 Charitable Foundation Trust, the Falmouth Fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are $14 general, $12 members, and $10 students/veterans and are available in advance via or at the door. The program is subject to change. No refunds or exchanges unless screening is cancelled or rescheduled by the Festival. Screenings may be rescheduled due to various reasons, including inclement weather. All screening information will be posted on the Woods Hole Film Festival Facebook page.


The Coalition for Children “Holiday Open House Party” will be held on December 19, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., at the library. There will be snowflake and snowmen crafts for kids! All ages welcome. This event is free thanks to the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


The library will be holding the first of its winter “Crafternoons” on Saturday, December 22, at 3 p.m., in a craft planned specially for the Winter Solstice.  Participants will make “luminarias,” candle holders of small glass jars with colorful tissue paper glued to their outside surface. They will provide cheery colorful light to dispel the short, dark days of winter. The luminaria, or farolito, is a small paper lantern (commonly a candle set in some sand inside a paper bag) which is traditional in southwest United States at Christmas time, especially on Christmas Eve. The library’s flame-proof version is perfect for lighting up the dark and giving as gifts! This craft is so simple, yet satisfying. It will be open to all ages, with no early registration necessary. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “A Seaside Solstice,” a sea-themed celebration of the solstice featuring music, poetry, drama, and dance in the style of the Renaissance on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, at 4 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass. Admission is $20 for adults and at the the door; $17 advance; $12 students; $1 children under age 12.  You can purchase tickets at Eight Cousins Books, Main Street, Falmouth, Mass., or  For more information, contact, (774)-392-0780, or visit


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