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Biology Thursday Seminars

Biology Thursday Seminars

Every Thursday, the Biology department hosts a research seminar. Please check the schedule for the time and location.

WHOI Calendar

View listings for seminars happening around WHOI.

Recent Research Highlights [more highlights]

November 3, 2014

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Novel experiments probe how life thrives at the seafloor
Source: Oceanus Magazine
September 26, 2014

Is Ocean Acidification Affecting Squid?

A key animal in the marine food web may be vulnerable
Source: Oceanus Magazine
July 30, 2014

A Haven for Whale Sharks

A rare glimpse of the world's biggest fish
Source: Oceanus Magazine
January 30, 2014

WHOI CSI Lab Investigates Rare Whales

Computerized Scanning and Imaging lab gets unusual double case
Source: Oceanus Magazine
January 9, 2014

Can Squid Abide Ocean's Lower pH?

Experiments hint at harm to critical balance organs
Source: Oceanus Magazine
November 21, 2013

The Decline and Fall of the Emperor Penguin?

Climate Change and Shrinking Ice Threaten Polar Birds
Source: Oceanus Magazine
October 23, 2013

Tiny. Ubiquitous. Vital. Delicate. Vulnerable.

All these words describe pteropods ("wing-foot")
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Online Expeditions [more expeditions]

Dive and Discover Expedition 15: Dark Life at Deep-sea Vents

January 2 to January 22, 2014
Join Expedition 15 this winter as we venture into the Pacific Ocean to examine life in some of the most extreme environments on Earth—deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

NOAA's Ocean Explorer: Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea

NOAA's Ocean Explorer: Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea

September 27 to October 16, 2007
Join Larry Madin, Chief Scientist and WHOI's Director of Research, on an expedition to unexplored waters south of the Philippine Islands, in search of the strange, and possibly unknown, fishes, jellyfish, squids and shrimp that live in the dark deep waters of the Celebes Sea.

Online Identification Guide


Photographic Identification Guide to Larvae at Hydrothermal Vents in the Eastern Pacific

The purpose of this website is to assist researchers in the identification of larvae of benthic invertebrates at hydrothermal vents.