Events & Happenings

Week of September 10, 2017
Mon Sep 11

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Sep 12

Consequences of Iron Scarcity for Marine Phytoplankton: Some Biogeochemical, Ecological, and Evolutionary Perspectives

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Shane Hogle, MIT

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Mixed Layer Heat and Salinity Variability in the Equatorial Atlantic

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Michael Schlundt, WHOI

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Sep 13

Lead Acid Battery Safety and Hydrogen Mitigation Techniques Used on OOI Surface Moorings

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Matthew Palanza, WHOI

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Sep 14

Exploring Extremes in Hurricane Climate Over the Last Few Millennium

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Jeff Donnelly, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Sep 15

Life in the Plankton, Stories from Automated Submersible Microscopy and Flow Cytometry

3:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Heidi Sosik, WHOI

SES Distinguished Scientist Seminar

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents part two of the video “Great Human Odyssey” on Friday, October 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


The WHOI Information Office will be co-hosting a Cape Cod Health Care Blood Drive on Monday, October 16, in Clark 507, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. O negative donors are “universal” donors, meaning O negative blood can be transfused to any patient in need. Every pint of donated blood stays on Cape Cod to serve the community and to save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors. Everyone who donates blood will receive a Cumberland Farms gift card. Walk-ins welcome or to make an appointment to donate, please call 508-86BLOOD.


The library is beginning a new season of “Knitting at the Library.” This event takes place twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., throughout the winter. Rather than a class, this is a group of people who like to knit, sitting together and knitting. However, all skill levels are welcome. People will be happy to interrupt their own projects to coach others. It is a nurturing environment, in the time-honored manner of neighborliness and encouragement. New participants are welcome to stop in and “try it out.” Learn about the art and craft of chocolate making on Sunday, October 22, from 4-6 p.m., while tasting a selection of handmade chocolates from the acclaimed chocolatiers and Cape Cod entrepreneurs, Katherine Reed and Josiah Mayo of Chequessett Chocolate, made in their factory right in North Truro. Wine pairings will be provided by Falmouth Wine and Spirits. Spend a delightful afternoon at a private home on Penzance Point and watch the sunset from Penzance’s highest point while enjoying treats at a reception following the talk and tasting. The event will take place at a private home on Penzance Point – to be disclosed with your ticket purchase. Tickets are $40 and are available at the library, Eight Cousins in Falmouth, and online. Seating is limited so buy your tickets now! For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit


Presents “Geoff Muldaur” on Sunday, October 29. This celebrated singer and guitarist has been described as "one of the greatest voices to emerge from the 1960s folk and blues scene." He's still touring regularly and we're thrilled to be on his circuit. A founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield Better Days Blues Band, a collaborator with former wife Maria as well as Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia, Geoff's newest albums mixing blues classics with original material have met with wide critical acclaim. Fresh from tours in the world's top venues (Lincoln Center, NY; Getty Center, LA; Festival Hall, London; etc.) he of the uniquely magical voice, immaculate guitar picking and eclectic blues-tinged Americana repertoire will bring us songs old and new, from before his 20-year performing hiatus to hot off the press this year. 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 Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in October. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at