Events & Happenings

August 2018
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   9:30 AM Invasion, Adaptation, and Body-Snatching Parasites12:00 PM Soundscapes in King Penguin Colonies 10:00 AM Sea Surface Temperatures in the Western Tropical Atlantic During the Last Interglacial Warm Period
   10:00 AM Marsh-Estuarine Sediment Fluxes: Implications for Coastal Morphology and Carbon Cycling2:00 PM Movements and Oceanographic Associations of Large Pelagic Fishes in the North Atlantic Ocean
   11:30 AM AOP&E Joint Program Student Presentations8:00 PM Life without Oxygen
   1:00 PM Biogeochemical and Phylogenetic Signals of Proterozoic and Phanerozoic Microbial Metabolisms
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12:00 PM New Proxy Development in Foraminifera: Na, Li and its Isotopes12:15 PM Oil Plume and Slick Simulations: Tracking Dissolved and Droplet Hydrocarbons to Improve Spill Response 9:30 AM Monsoon Impacts on the Western Equatorial Indian Ocean: Science from NASCar1:30 PM North Atlantic Hydroclimate Responses to Volcanic Eruptions1:00 PM Summer Student Joint Poster Session
3:00 PM Is Alien Life Closer than We Think?10:00 AM Coral Calcification in a Changing Ocean2:00 PM Quantifying Layer Thickness Changes Using Dynamic Depth Warping8:00 PM The Stability and Reversal of Cell Differentiation in Development
3:05 PM Homogeneous Early 20th Century Sea Surface Warming after Correcting for Historical Artifacts12:00 PM New Proxy Development in Foraminifera: Na, Li and its Isotopes3:00 PM Summer Student Speed Talks
12:15 PM Passive Acoustic Monitoring in Offshore Windfarms in Taiwan
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today11:00 AM Hemisphereic (A)symmetries During Earth’s Major Geologic Climate Transitions12:00 PM Dolphin Communication: Fact and Fiction2:00 PM The Blue Halo Initiative: Comprehensive, Science-Based, Community-Driven Ocean Management
2:00 PM The Trouble with Submarine Landslides12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E seminar today2:00 PM PEACH SLICES: Hurricane-Driven Export of Mid-Atlantic Bight Shelf Waters Near Cape Hatteras
3:00 PM Fueling the Future3:00 PM The Future of Ocean Conservation: Zoning, Cities, Triage, and Inclusion2:30 PM Evolution of Small-Scale Horizontal Variability Over the Continental Shelf
3:05 PM Greenhouse Gases, Anthropogenic Aerosols and the Planetary Energy Imbalance
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Membrane Lipids: A Novel Approach to Study Microbial Activity In Situ10:00 AM Investigating the Mysterious Deep Cesium from Fukushima12:00 PM Why Razing Rays Won't Save our Bays: Understanding the Validity and Consequences of Mesopredator Release in Coastal Ecosystems12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:00 PM Why are Cape Cod Estuaries Impaired and What Can Be Done About It?10:30 AM Comparison of Global Scale Heat Flux between CMIP5 Models and Satellite Bulk Parameterizations
3:05 PM Microstructure Observations of Heat Fluxes in the Western Arctic Ocean12:15 PM Finding World War II Wrecks with REMUSes
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM The Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Sea Surface Microlayer12:15 PM Towards Co-Multi-Robotic Exploration of the Benthic Seafloor12:00 PM Observing Microbial Processes at the Microscale with In Situ Technology12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
3:00 PM Fifty Years at WHOI: Studying Extremes of Life in the Cold and Hot Deep Sea2:00 PM Scavenging and Transport of Thorium Radioisotopes in the North Atlantic Ocean
3:05 PM There will be no Physical Oceanography seminar today

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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