Welcome Aboard

Congratulations! You've joined a community of people who value the exploration, adventure and discovery that make Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution a world leader in ocean science. Here are some special gifts to thank you for your support and to help you celebrate your love of—and commitment to—the ocean. And don't forget to watch for the next issue of Beneath the Surface, the newsletter that brings the ocean to your inbox every month.

A Nautical Ringtone

Download a Ringtone of the horn from our new research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong


» Download ringtone (mp3) (Right click on the link, click save as.)
» Directions (Ignore Step 1 in Method 1?we’ve already edited the clip for you)


» Download ringtone (m4r) (Right click on the link, click save as.)
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Download a spectacular image from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Humpback Whale*

A humpback whale surfacing to breathe between bouts of song off Maui, Hawaii. (T. Aran Mooney, WHOI/NMFS permit #: 1468)


The bead-like tentacles of the Portuguese Man O'War jelly (Physalia physalis) contain stinging cells that inject toxin into creatures they come into contact with. (Larry Madin, WHOI)


Ocean View*

Ocean research and exploration affords WHOI scientists and engineers some of the best on-the-job views in the world as they travel the globe to research ocean chemistry, circulation, climate change, and marine life. (Carol Ann Clayson, WHOI)

Whale Shark*

A rare glimpse of the world's largest fish as it feeds with jacks in the Red Sea. (Simon Thorrold, WHOI)

*Terms of Use: By downloading this image, you agree to use the image only as a screensaver for your own personal, individual use. You further acknowledge that this image is owned and copyrighted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and cannot be distributed or used for any other purpose without prior written permission from the WHOI Media Office.