Events & Happenings



Public Event: Woods Hole Science Stroll

Saturday, August 12, 2017 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Water Street, Woods Hole, MA

Public Event: Life without Sunlight at Deep-sea Hot Springs

Sunday, August 27, 2017 • 6-8 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA

Sponsored by the Elisabeth and Henry A. Morss, Jr., Colloquia Endowed Fund

June 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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    12:00 PM A Statistical Problem Concerning the Historical Jesus 12:00 PM "TICK TALK" Are You Concerned About Ticks?
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today9:30 AM Ocean Eddies Transport Phytoplankton Carbon and Oxygen to Depth12:00 PM Coastal Pollution, Next-Generation Sequencing, and the Evolution of Marine Populations 7:30 PM I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
1:00 PM Basic Lifesaving CPR 10:00 AM New Technology for Mapping Greenhouse Gas Fluxes Across the River to Sea Continuum1:00 PM Defining Diversity, Why it Matters in Organizations, and How You Get There
3:05 PM A Bayesian Perspective on Recent Mean Sea Level Changes Along the United States East Coast12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today
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10:00 AM Making MSE Algorithms 'User Friendly' - The a4a Standard MSE10:00 AM Paulik Revisited: Statistical Framework and Estimation Performance of Multistage Recruitment Functions9:30 AM Marine Robotics with Adaptive Autonomy and Acoustic Sensing12:00 PM Ecology and Evolution of Prochlorococcus Viewed Through the Lens of Marine Nitrogen Cycling8:00 PM The Evolution of Mind-Reading: Insights from Non-Human Animals
3:00 PM Seals, Sharks and the Seascape of Fear on Cape Cod12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today10:00 AM A Tempest in a Salt Pond: What Coastal Sediments Tell Us About Hurricanes and Climate
12:15 PM Up, Up, and Away! Drones in Marine Science and Conservation12:00 PM Process Studies to Quantify Ecosystem Dynamics in the California Current
1:30 PM Causal Drivers of Barents Sea Capelin Population Dynamics on Different Time Scales12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today
3:05 PM The Role of Mesoscale Eddies in the Ekman-Driven Variability of the Beaufort Gyre
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM First Insights into Chromium Isotope Oceanography9:30 AM Sediment Transport in a Rapidly Eroding Salt Marsh12:00 PM Model Systems for Marine Mixotrophs: Bridging Lab, Field, and Theory12:00 PM Using Spatial Encounters to Estimate Population Size of Low Density Species
2:30 PM Chemical Characterization of Microplastics Polymers with a Novel Technique of Pyrolysis GC-MS10:00 AM Chasing Ekman's Spiral8:00 PM Harnessing Genomics: Evolution of Infectious Diseases in the Era of Eradication
3:05 PM Vertical Redistribution of the Global Oceanic Heat Content12:00 PM Integrating Multiple Techniques to Study Pinniped Diets: A Tale of Two Species
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today9:30 AM Travel Inside the Deep Earth12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today8:00 PM A Short History of Metabolism, From the Age of Industry to the Epigenetic Present
3:05 PM A 2011-2015 Fukushima Tracer Perspective on North Pacific Mode Water Circulation10:00 AM Active Matter: Collective Behavior in Emperor Penguin Colonies12:15 PM MBL History Project: Then, Now, and the Future
12:15 PM Biomass Estimates of Euphausiids in the Georges Bank Region from 1999 - 2012
12:15 PM A Patent and the Physics of Marine Controlled Source Electromagnetics in Shallow Water
2:00 PM Trait-Based Modeling of Larval Dispersal in the Gulf of Maine

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the the video “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” on Friday, August 11, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. The Lithuanian city of Vilna, known also as the “Jerusalem of the North,” was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its Jewish population. Now, an international team of archaeologists is excavating the remains of its Great Synagogue and searching for a lost escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners inside a Nazi execution site. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents the the video “Treasures of the Earth: Power” on Friday, August 18, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


The nonprofit organizations of Woods Hole have joined together to host a free public day of interactive science along Water Street on Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Explore science on the streets of Woods Hole and get an up close view of a working research vessel and a Coast Guard rescue boat. See ocean robots, explore science displays, animal touch tanks, and hands-on activities. Fun for the whole family! Reservations are needed for the ship tour of the Research Vessel Atlantis – reserve your space at Limited off-street parking is available, so the organizers encourage people to ride their bikes or take the WHOOSH trolley to Woods Hole Village. Visit


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


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.


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, September 6, 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.


Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages – at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.


The next talk titled “The United States and the Gulf” by Susan Ziadeh, will be held on August 13, at 5:00 p.m., at the Church of the Messiah, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole.  The talks are free and open to the public.  Donations are appreciated. Sponsored by the Committee for Peace & Justice in the Middle East.


Twenty-eight artists have donated their time and talents to do amazing artwork on 24" tall wooden lighthouses to support “The Friends of Nobska” restoration efforts at Nobska Lighthouse. The little lighthouses have been traveling in Falmouth all summer. See them in person at Martha's Vineyard Saving Bank in Woods Hole until August 18 – then at the keepers house in conjunction with the open tower tours August 22, 24, 29, and 31, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Meanwhile the lighthouse tower is open for tours Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - noon through August, weather permitting.


B J Atwood-Fukuda returns to the library on Monday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m., to read from her long-running series Trainwreck. Thelast talk in the 2017 Lassalle Dance Series will be Tuesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The world-renowned dance company Ragamala will trek over from their residency at “The Yard” on Martha’s Vineyard to tell people on the mainland about their work. The library is preparing for its big summer book sale, to be held on Saturday, August 19, from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The sale will include lots of gardening, craft, and cookery books, as well as recent handsome children’s books. A new collection of bird books and coffee table art books will be featured. As always, prices are very reasonable, with a standard of $2 for hard-backs and $1 for large paper-backs. Special books will have special, slightly higher prices. After opening day, the sale will continue until Labor Day, only during the library’s regular open hours. See the website for more details. These programs are free and open to the public


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Sunday, 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