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From Oceanus Magazine

February 20, 2014

The Mesocosm Lab

New WHOI experimental facility replicates nature on smaller scales

February 13, 2014

Mysterious Jellyfish Makes a Comeback

Rise in toxic stings has scientists on the alert

October 30, 2013

Corals' Indispensable Bacterial Buddies

Like humans, corals may be superorganisms

February 14, 2012

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

November 10, 2011

Between the Beach and the Deep Blue Sea

Student explores the dynamic gateway of the shallow inner shelf

February 1, 2011

Where the Food Is in the Sea, and Why

Student unravels the physics at the fertile continental shelf break

July 16, 2010

A Torrent of Crabs Running to the Sea

A student uncovers the natural history of a little-known species

November 19, 2008

Shellfish's Mysterious Pathways to Adulthood

A grad student peers into the lives of larvae, before they grow up to be scallops

October 15, 2008

One Man's Swamp Is a Fish's Nursery

Grad student examines otoliths (fish ear bones) to protect critical areas for juvenile coral reef fish

October 6, 2008

Invasion of the 'Alien Vomit'?

A video on a potentially growing threat: sea squirts

October 3, 2008

Are Sea Squirts Crowding Out Scallops?

Invasive species is found on key shellfish habitat: eelgrass

October 18, 2007

Are Pollutants Disrupting Marine Ecosystems?

A WHOI researcher stands up for the spineless invertebrates in coastal waters

April 23, 2007

Still Toxic After All These Years

Does oil spilled in 1969 still have impacts on wildlife? Ask a fiddler crab.

seafloor mosaic of scallop beds
August 30, 2006

New 'Eyes' Size Up Scallop Populations

The HabCam undersea camera system can help assess seafloor fish stocks

October 17, 2005

A Mysterious Disease Is Infecting Northeast Clam Beds

...But a new technique is revealing the secrets of QPX ('Quahog Parasite Unknown')

October 7, 2005

Cold Comfort for Barnacles

Researchers are surprised to find that frozen barnacle larvae can revive

 Big Trouble from Little Squirts
April 7, 2005

Big Trouble from Little Squirts

WHOI scientist investigates a troublesome invasive species

The Coastal Ocean Institute
February 1, 2005

The Coastal Ocean Institute

At the coast—where air, sea, land, and people meet

Rites of Passage for Juvenile Marine Life
January 11, 2005

Rites of Passage for Juvenile Marine Life

Learning from the life-or-death journeys of barnacle, lobster, and clam larvae

Where the Rivers Meet the Sea
December 16, 2004

Where the Rivers Meet the Sea

The transition from salt to fresh water is turbulent, vulnerable, and incredibly bountiful

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