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Michael Moore, Marine Biologist
October 20, 2014

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is one of a handful of marine biologists who works with the federal government to determine the cause of death for protected marine mammals.

July 18, 2014

A Drop in the Ocean

Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows
Source: Oceanus Magazine
August 10, 2012

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

A conversation with WHOI marine chemist Matt Charette
Source: Oceanus Magazine
April 12, 2012

The Quest to Map Titanic

Shipwreck drove advances in deep-sea imaging technology
Source: Oceanus Magazine
September 21, 2011

Where Will We Get Our Seafood?

Unlike the rest of the world, the U.S. has not embraced aquaculture
Source: Oceanus Magazine
July 23, 2010

A 'WHOI Way' of Doing Things

A conversation with research associate George Tupper
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Fat Chance - Benjamin Van Mooy

Fat Chance

A fatty compound responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic may hold unexpected promise in cancer research.

July 1, 2010

Science in Service to the Nation

A conversation with oceanographer Ray Schmitt
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered
April 25, 2010

Undersea Asphalt Volcanoes Discovered

Erupting oil paved the seafloor with mysterious mounds
Source: Oceanus Magazine
July 1, 2009

Floating Without Imploding

A conversation with WHOI engineer Don Peters
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 15, 2009

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

A conversation with WHOI engineer Jonathan Howland
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 11, 2009

Armed and Dexterous

A conversation with WHOI engineer Matt Heintz
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 5, 2009

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

A conversation with WHOI engineer Daniel Gomez-Ibanez
Source: Oceanus Magazine
June 4, 2009

Miles Under the Sea, Hanging on by Hair-Thin Fiber

A conversation with WHOI engineer Andy Bowen
Source: Oceanus Magazine
September 24, 2007

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower
Source: Oceanus Magazine
PBS Kids: Design Squad, Amy Kukulya

Engineer Amy Kukulya—A Video Profile from PBS Kids

Amy Kukulya is an oceanographic engineer at Woods Hole and helps build and operate torpedo-shaped robots to map terrain under water. Watch a Design Squad episode highlighting her work.

July 19, 2007

Summer Under Arctic Ice

A conversation with WHOI geophysicist Rob Reves-Sohn
Source: Oceanus Magazine
July 12, 2007

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Chris Reddy
June 29, 2007

Christopher Reddy, Marine Chemist

Oil spills are terrible for the environment, but they also provide an excellent opportunity to study how the ocean and its ecosystems respond to extreme events. Most people see a spill and focus only on its toxic effects. But marine chemist Chris Reddy and colleagues see it as a huge injection of carbon-based food for microbes in the coastal environment.

Don Anderson
June 29, 2007

Don Anderson, Holding Back Red Tide

The ocean is teeming with plants, and most of them are good for marine animals and the planet as a whole. But as with anything in life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Biologist Don Anderson studies an insidious and sometimes fatal form of overindulgence: harmful algal blooms.

Chris German: Searching for Hydrothermal Vents Around the World
June 6, 2007

Chris German: Searching for Hydrothermal Vents Around the World

A profile of Chris German, senior scientist and chief scientist of the National Deep Submergence Facility.

Ken Buesseler
August 16, 2006

A Journey to the Ocean's Twilight Zone

A conversation with marine biogeochemist Ken Buesseler
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Jian Lin interview
May 15, 2006

Worlds Apart, But United by the Oceans

A conversation with geophysicist Jian Lin
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Sarah Das, assistant scientist, Department of Geology and Geophysics
December 15, 2005

Tracking an Ocean of Ice Atop Greenland

A conversation with geologist Sarah Das
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Heidi Sosik
September 9, 2005

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Joe Pedlowsky
June 7, 2005

Fathoming the Ocean Without Ever Going to Sea

A conversation with physical oceanographer Joe Pedlosky
Source: Oceanus Magazine
Stace Beaulieu
May 22, 2005

Stace Beaulieu

Stace, a state spelling bee champion turned scientist, once lost an eighth grade competition after tripping on the word “haddock.”

Hans Schouten
January 31, 2000

Hans Schouten

Hans Schouten was born in Holland and attended school there, eventually earning a Ph.D. degree from the University of Utrecht. His field of interest is the magnetic features of the Earth and what they can tell us about geology.

Marie Tharp
April 1, 1999

Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp, a scientist from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, was awarded WHOI's Women Pioneer in Oceanography Award in 1999.