Events & Happenings

June 2018
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     12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
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1:00 PM River-Discharge Effects on United States Atlantic and Gulf Coast Sea-Level Changes12:15 PM Topics and Trends in NSF Ocean Sciences Awards9:30 AM The Days and Nights of a Salt Marsh Sea Anemone12:00 PM First Odyssey Beneath the Sea Ice of Juvenile Emperor Penguins in East Antarctica12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:05 PM A New Space-Time Characterization of Northern Hemisphere Drought in Model Simulations of the Past and Future as Compared to the Paleoclimate Record10:00 AM Surf's Up, Probably: Statistical and Dynamical Predictions of Changing Wave Conditions
12:15 PM Development of a High-Resolution Trace-Metal Clean Sampler for Profiling and Mobile Deployment
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today11:00 AM Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey: Plankton Science for our Future Oceans9:30 AM Organic Phosphorus and the Marine Methane Paradox12:00 PM Loud and Clear: Cephalopod Behavioral Responses, Predator Evasion and Habituation to Sounds 8:00 PM Pain, Opioids, and the Search for Relief: A Political History
12:15 PM Carbon on Fire - Origin and Transport of Pyrogenic Carbon in the Anthropocene10:00 AM Flooding in Bays: Water Level Response to Offshore Fluctuations2:00 PM Disentangling Gravity Waves from Balanced Flow
3:05 PM On the Physics of the El Nino/Warm Water Volume Phase Diagram12:15 PM Separating Sources of Turbulence in the Surface Ocean Boundary Layer
2:00 PM Decay Rates of Internal Tides Estimated by an Improved Wave-Wave Interaction Analysis
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM An Elevator Speech Will Not Bring You to the Penthouse 9:30 AM Ecosystem Valuation in Coastal and Ocean Management 12:00 PM Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Threatened Elkhorn Corals Acropora Palmata: Implications for Conservation Under Climate Change8:00 PM What Do Fungi Tell Us About Neurodegenerative Disease?
3:00 PM Race, Property, and the Power of Place: A Story of the African American Community on Martha's Vineyard10:00 AM Surfzone Waves
3:05 PM Observing Water Mass Transport and Transformation in the Solomon Sea12:15 PM Improving Non-Invasive Tag Attachment Duration with Surface Engineering
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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 Space-Time Characterizations of Drought in Model Simulations and the Paleoclimate Record 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today8:00 PM How Fish Swim....and Walk and Fly: Using Biodiversity to Understand the Neural Control of Movement
3:05 PM Propagation of North Atlantic Deep Water Anomalies10:00 AM Suitability of the Slope Sea for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Spawning
12:15 PM A Quasi-Dipole Structure in Wind Forcing Over the California Current System, and the Marine Heat Waves of 2014-–2016

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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