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Oceanus Magazine Articles
December 15, 2005
Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland
A conversation with geologist Sarah Das
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November 23, 2005
Action, Camera ... Lights
New deep-sea “light post” illuminates the ocean's perpetual night
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September 27, 2005
Nafanua, Eel City, and the Crater of Death
A small but fast-growing volcano appears inside the crater of a mammoth underwater volcano off Samoa
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August 26, 2005
Joyce, Evans Give Testimony on Oceans to Congress
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August 26, 2005
Cartwheeling Grad Student Earns Panteleyev Award
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July 11, 2005
The Once and Future Danube River Delta
Past changes in World Heritage site offer lessons for proposed river projects
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June 30, 2005
Hart Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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June 21, 2005
Oceanographic Telecommuting
'Virtual' chief scientist directs a research cruise without leaving land
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May 18, 2005
Rambling Atop an Active Volcano to Detect Telltale Rumbling Within It
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May 2, 2005
Rapid Response
Scientists scramble for rare opportunity to catch an underwater volcanic eruption in action
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April 7, 2005
Big Trouble from Little Squirts
WHOI scientist investigates a troublesome invasive species
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March 29, 2005
Building a Tsunami Warning Network
Preparing for the next big wave is only partly about science
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WHOI News Releases
December 23, 2005
Rerouting of Major Rivers in Asia Provides Clues to Mountains of the Past
Scientists use lab techniques and sediment cores from the ocean to help explain how rivers have changed course over millions of years.
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December 7, 2005
Fine-tuning the Steps in the Intricate Climate Change Dance
New scientific findings are strengthening the case that rapid climate change may be related to how vigorously ocean currents move heat between low and high latitude.
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December 5, 2005
New Technology for New Exploration of Hydrothermal Vents
Advances in undersea imaging systems, the development of new vehicles and instruments, and improved seafloor mapping capabilities have enabled scientists to explore areas of the deep sea in unprecedented detail.
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August 25, 2005
New Images Reveal Different Magma Pools Form the Ocean's Crust
For the first time, scientists have produced images of the ocean crust that begin to answer some lingering questions about where new crust comes from and whether it is all formed the same way.
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May 25, 2005
New Underwater Volcano Found Near Samoa
An international team of scientists has discovered a new underwater volcano near Samoa, complete with its own "Eel City."
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May 3, 2005
WHOI Scientist Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Geologist and isotope geochemist Stan Hart is elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest learned societies in the country.
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April 20, 2005
Sea Squirt Invasion: Scientists Gather at WHOI for First International Conference
Scientists, natural resource managers and students from four continents will gather at WHOI April 21 and 22 to discuss a growing global problem: the sea squirt.
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April 15, 2005
New Coral Dating Technique Helps Resolve Changes in Sea Level Rise in the Past
Corals from Papua New Guinea and Barbados indicate that changes in sea level, one of the key indexes for global climate change, may have been more frequent in the past than previously thought.
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March 28, 2005
Changes in Earth's Tilt Control When Glacial Cycles End
Scientists have long debated what causes glacial cycles, which have occurred most recently at intervals of about 100,000 years. A new study finds that these glacial cycles are paced by variations in the tilt of Earth's axis, and that glaciations end when Earth's tilt is large.
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March 24, 2005
Deep-Sea Tremors May Provide Early Warning System for Larger Earthquakes
Predicting when large earthquakes might occur may be a step closer to reality, thanks to a new study of undersea earthquakes in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
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February 24, 2005
Duke, Woods Hole Geologists Discover 'Clockwork' Motion by Ocean Floor Microplates
A team of geologists from Duke University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has discovered a grinding, coordinated ballet of crustal "microplates" unfolding below the equatorial east Pacific Ocean within a construction zone for new seafloor.
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January 13, 2005
Major Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis a Real Risk
Major earthquakes have struck the Caribbean through history, and WHOI scientists warn this raises the possibility of a tsunami in the populous region
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