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Vol. 45, No. 3, July 2007

Fiddler Crab's Buried Secrets

Fiddler Crab's Buried Secrets

The largest field experiment in the 76-year history of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sheds light on how sound travels in the coastal ocean. A biologist listens in on the sounds orcas make as they orchestrate their hunts. More silently, crabs answer the question: Does oil spilled in 1969 still have impacts on wildlife in a coastal marsh?

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Research News

Scientists Unearth Long Record of Past Hurricanes

Scientists Unearth Long Record of Past Hurricanes

Digging down in a Caribbean lagoon, researchers go back in time

A new species, Epatretus strickrotti, is named for the Alvin pilot who captured it

Would a Hagfish By Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?

A new species, Eptatretus strickrotti, is named for the Alvin pilot who captured it

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Could Jason recover instruments stuck to the seafloor by newly erupted lava?

The Kick'em Jenny submarine volcano, located offshore Grenada in the Caribbean Se

Seismometer Deployed Atop Underwater Volcano

New buoy system offers early warnings of eruptions

Engineer Mark Johnson (right) and biologist Peter Tyack work together to learn about whale behavior, using Johnson's D-tag to record whale movements, depth, and sounds on dives.

The Deepest Divers

D-tags give scientists in-depth records of whales in the depths

The mother and calf humpbacks, nicknamed

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore


Growing Marine Plants Need Their Vitamins

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

coral larvae

Lullaby for Larvae

A WHOI biologist becomes a midwife for Antarctic deep-sea corals

Ocean Technology

Members of the WHOI Upper Ocean Processes Group conduct at-sea repairs on an ASIMET buoy in the Gulf Stream that was probably damaged by a ship.

Measuring Raindrops in the Ocean

A quest to engineer sensitive but tough meteorological instruments for buoys at sea

Students at Work

Regina Campbell-Malone (left) and radiologic technologist Julie Arruda prepare the whale's jawbone for a computed tomography (CT) scan. These images reveal the bone's internal structure, pathology, and possible fractures

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

Stress tests on whale bones aim to help endangered species

Ocean Policy

Divers clean the outside of SeaStation 3000, an open-coean aquaculture project operated by the University of Hawaii.

New Regulations Proposed for Offshore Fish Farms

WHOI-led task force recommended tough environmental standards

A Conversation With...

A.D. Colburn consults with WHOI Marine Department electronics technician Steve Page on the bridge of R/V Knorr

Of Sons and Ships and Science Cruises

A conversation with Capt. A.D. Colburn of the research vessel Atlantis

Around WHOI

R/V Knorr

Two Ships Passing Passengers in the Night

WHOI research vessels Knorr and Tioga rendezvous at sea to evacuate injured mate

WHOI marine geochemist Scott Doney (left) testifies about ocean acidification before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard.

WHOI Scientists Testify to Congress

Ocean acidification and wind power are the topics

WHOI Earns Reaccreditation

WHOI Earns Reaccreditation

... and other Joint Program news

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