Events & Happenings

Week of July 29, 2018
Mon Jul 30

Biological Propulsion in (and of?) the Ocean

2:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
John Dabiri, Stanford University

2018 Sears Public Lecture

Sponsor: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

2:00 PM • Clark 507
Paul Lerner, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Scavenging and Transport of Thorium Radioisotopes in the North Atlantic Ocean

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tue Jul 31

Emerging Hypotheses from Marine Metabolite Measurements in the Ocean

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Elizabeth Kujawinski, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

52 Million Points and Counting: A New Stratification Approach for Mapping Global Marine Ecosystems

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Dawn Wright, Environmental Systems Research Institute

Steinbach Scholar Seminar

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Flow in and Around the Samoan Passage: Implications for Abyssal Mixing in the Pacific

3:05 PM • Clark 201
Larry Pratt, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Aug 1

Invasion, Adaptation, and Body-Snatching Parasites

9:30 AM • Redfield Auditorium
Carolyn Tepolt, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Marsh-Estuarine Sediment Fluxes: Implications for Coastal Morphology and Carbon Cycling

10:00 AM • Redfield Auditorium
Julia Moriarty, USGS

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

AOP&E Joint Program Student Presentations

11:30 AM • Redfield Auditorium

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Biogeochemical and Phylogenetic Signals of Proterozoic and Phanerozoic Microbial Metabolisms

1:00 PM • Clark 507
Danielle Sarah Gruen, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Thu Aug 2

Soundscapes in King Penguin Colonies

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Dan Zitterbart, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Aug 3

Sea Surface Temperatures in the Western Tropical Atlantic During the Last Interglacial Warm Period

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Ashley Davis, University of South Carolina

Summer Student Fellow Final Presentation

Sponsor: Geology & Geophysics Department

Movements and Oceanographic Associations of Large Pelagic Fishes in the North Atlantic Ocean

2:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Camrin Donald Braun, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Life without Oxygen

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Dianne Newman, California Institute of Technology

Friday Evening Lectures Series

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on October 19.


A drop-in class featuring songs, stories, and games for families with children ages 2 to 5 years old who are learning English as an additional language will be held Wednesdays, October 4 -November 14, at 10 a.m. Meet families from all over the world! Need help with transport? Call Tina at the Coalition for Children at (508) 548-0151, ext. 172. For more information, view the website or call the library at (508) 548-8961.


Presents “Sarah McQuaid” on Sunday, October 21. Sarah McQuaid's rich alto voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and "honey poured into wine" (Minor 7th). Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, this singer-songwriter & guitarist refuses to be pigeonholed, moving easily between traditions and times -- from 16th century lute songs to historic Cuban jazz, from Irish and Appalachian ballads to emotive originals and contemporary pop covers. On stage she seduces audiences with "cheeky banter" as well as stories of life on the road and her childhood in a musical family that included singing legend Gamble Rogers. 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.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday in September and October. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at