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From Oceanus Magazine

November 3, 2014

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Novel experiments probe how life thrives at the seafloor

April 25, 2014

Uncovering the Ocean's Biological Pump

Scientists reveal the hidden movements of particles and chemicals in the sea

April 17, 2014

Drug Discovery in the Ocean

Marine microbes are potential sources of disease treatments

December 30, 2013

Lush Life, Deep Down

Thriving biodiversity discovered under the seafloor

December 17, 2013

Behold the 'Plastisphere'

Colonies of microbes flourish on tiny bits in the ocean

November 15, 2013

What Doomed the Stromatolites?

Scientists find key clue to an ancient enigma

November 6, 2013

An Oddity about Lyme Disease Bacteria

Unlike any other known life form, they don't require iron

October 30, 2013

Corals' Indispensable Bacterial Buddies

Like humans, corals may be superorganisms

October 10, 2013

Mining Marine Microbes for New Drugs

The sea holds potential to combat resistance to antibiotics

September 19, 2013

The Harshest Habitats on Earth

Life blooms in Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins

September 5, 2013

An Ocean Instrument Is Born

Meet SID: the Submersible Incubation Device

March 1, 2013

Fungi Flourish Below the Seafloor

Searching for life in the deep sea, scientists find surprises

Amalia Aruda
February 1, 2013

Bacteria Hitchhike on Tiny Marine Life

Why do pathogens settle on animals called copepods?

December 5, 2012

Barnacles and Biofilms

Could tiny predators help banish barnacles?

Bacteria Exhibit Altruistic Behavior
October 25, 2012

Bacteria Exhibit Altruistic Behavior

Some microbes make antibiotics to benefit their kin

August 31, 2012

Internship Pairs Scientists and Students

WHOI scientist/FA teacher plays matchmaker

July 13, 2012

Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living

February 29, 2012

Marine Microbes vs. Cystic Fibrosis

Scientist seeks medicines from nature

November 23, 2011

The Ocean's Tiny Chemists

A new tool helps sort out a hubbub of microbial activity in the sea

October 20, 2011

A Drop in the Ocean is Teeming with Life

Scientists reveal hidden relationships among marine microbes

July 14, 2011

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

April 15, 2011

Oil, Microbes, and the Risk of Dead Zones

Did oil-eating microbes deplete oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico?

January 10, 2011

Recycling Rare, Essential Nutrients in the Sea

Key marine bacterium appears to thrive by reusing scarce iron

November 5, 2010

Microbes Hitch Rides on Plastics in the Sea

Scientists reveal hidden microscopic world on floating plastic debris

March 5, 2010

Bacterial 'Conversations' Have Impact on Climate

'Quorum sensing' helps control how carbon moves in the sea

November 13, 2009

Rose Kantor

Quorum sensing among bacteria

November 13, 2009

Cara Manning

Tracking the greenhouse gas N2O

October 28, 2009

Exploring an Icy, Invisible Realm in Antarctica

Audio Slideshow: Researchers search for tiny marine life at the heart of a fertile ecosystem

October 2, 2009

The Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Should we beware of protists bearing pathogens?

December 12, 2008

Another Greenhouse Gas to Watch: Nitrous Oxide

Where are steadily rising levels of the gas coming from?

December 12, 2008

Tracking Nitrogen's Elusive Trail in the Ocean

The 'isotope effect' offers a new way to follow where nitrogen goes

December 5, 2008

A Tale of Two Oceans, and the Monsoons

Tiny seafloor shells could reveal big clues to the forces that generate monsoons

November 3, 2008

Listening In As Bacteria 'Talk' to Each Other

A graduate student explores the microbial mysteries of quorum sensing

September 17, 2008

The Spiral Secret to Mammal Hearing

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

September 3, 2008

Testing the Waters and Closing Beaches

Researchers seek faster, better ways to detect harmful bacteria

March 6, 2008

Mining the Origins of Life

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

February 22, 2008

Some Things New Under the Sea

... and other recent findings by WHOI deep-ocean researchers

October 4, 2007

Microbes That 'Eat' Natural Gas

Scientists identify bacteria that convert chemicals in surprising ways

June 7, 2007

Growing Marine Plants Need Their Vitamins

Vitamin B12 has impacts on the ocean food web and Earth's climate

April 5, 2007

Cell-sized Thermometers

Can the shells of microscopic organisms be used to measure past deep-ocean temperatures?

January 12, 2007

Deep-sea Tubeworms Get Versatile 'Inside' Help

Scientists find first known organism that makes organic carbon by two different means

September 13, 2006

The Oceans Are Filled with Microbes. Some Are Nasty

What environmental conditions foster outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria?

legionella bacterium photo copyright dennis kunkel microscopy, inc
September 7, 2006

Legions of Legionella Bacteria

Scientists find a surprising number of microbes in the sea

July 25, 2006

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

February 10, 2006

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

Unlike other magnetotactic bacteria, the "barbell" bacterium heads in its own direction

Little Things Matter A Lot
March 11, 2005

Little Things Matter A Lot

Overlooked in the ocean until the 1970s, cyanobacteria are among Earth's most important organisms

The Deeps of Time in the Depths of the Ocean
March 8, 2005

The Deeps of Time in the Depths of the Ocean

Discoveries of unusual marine microbes are radically changing our views about the evolution of life

New Instrument Sheds Light on Bioluminescence
January 27, 2005

New Instrument Sheds Light on Bioluminescence

A WHOI engineer invents a device to measure a critical but elusive ocean phenomenon

Revealing the Ocean's Invisible Abundance
October 25, 2004

Revealing the Ocean's Invisible Abundance

Scientists develop new instruments to study microbes at the center of the ocean food web

Living Large in  Microscopic Nooks
August 24, 2004

Living Large in Microscopic Nooks

Newly discovered deep-sea microbes rearrange thinking on the evolution of the Earth? and life on it

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?
April 12, 2004

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?

Recent discoveries hint at a potentially huge and diverse subsurface biosphere

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