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From Oceanus Magazine

Specks in the Spectrometer

An atomic odyssey from the Great Calcite Belt to a data point

Setting a Watchman for Harmful Algal Blooms

New undersea technology offers ways to monitor toxic outbreaks

Short-circuiting the Biological Pump

Tiny chemical compounds help choreograph a planet-size dance

A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

Epic voyage begins to illuminate the micro-universe across the Pacific

Jet Fuel from Algae?

Scientists probe fuel potential in common ocean plant

New Use for Well-known Algae

Same compound in ocean plant offers double scientific value

Trouble in the Tropics

Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera

Proteomics Reveals Ocean's Inner Workings

Scientists adapt biomedical tool to study marine ecosystems

Uncovering the Ocean's Biological Pump

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

What Causes the Atlantic to Bloom?

Scientists find surprising trigger for spring plant growth

Art Meets Science in a Book called Bloom

Scientist tries her hand at distilling research into poetry

A Day in the Life of a Phytoplankter

A conversation with WHOI biologist Sam Laney

Brown Tides and Redfielders

Scientists probe the inner workings of harmful algae

Beneath Arctic Ice, Life Blooms Spectacularly

Pools of water atop ice act as lenses to focus sunlight

Scientists Discover the "Vitamin B12 Claw"

Newfound protein is key for algae growth in the ocean

Psychotherapy for Plankton

Life can be stressful out there in the microscopic marine world

New Ways to Analyze Ocean Imagery

... and other news from around WHOI

Scientists Use "ESP" to Track Harmful Algae

New Environmental Sample Processor could transform ocean monitoring

Holography and Oceanography

An audio slideshow on a new way to use lasers to reveal tiny sea life

Having Their Phosphorus and Eating It Too

Plankton's unusual ability may give it an ecological edge

A Most Ingenious Paradoxical Plankton

How do similar organisms co-exist in the same ecological niche?

DMS: The Climate Gas You've Never Heard Of

Made by tiny plants in the ocean, dimethylsulfide helps make clouds in the sky

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems

Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?

Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.

Pilot Study Examines Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

WHOI Tropical Research Initiative funds investigation of toxic algae

Growing Marine Plants Need Their Vitamins

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

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik

Little Things Matter A Lot

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

New Instrument Sheds Light on Bioluminescence

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

Life in the Arctic Ocean

A unique, complex food web is fashioned by distinctive species and environmental factors

The Grass is Greener in the Coastal Ocean

Coastal waters teem with life, but sometimes scientists can’t explain why