Research Highlights


From Oceanus Magazine

A Pioneering Vision

Pinocchio's Nose

Aqua Incognita

The quest to establish outposts in the far reaches of the ocean

Thinking Global

Diving for Data

Ocean Gliders and Their Pilots Are Helping Scientists Understand the Sea

New Air-Launched Devices Help Study Hurricanes

ALAMO floats collect key ocean data to improve storm forecasts

Extreme Climate

A Conversation with WHOI's Caroline Ummenhofer

The Hotspot for Marine Life

Pioneer observatory investigates the continental shelfbreak

Scientist-Fisherman Partnership

Collaboration spurs mutual benefits for research and industry

All the Ocean's a Stage

First impressions of my first research cruise

Warming Ocean Drove Catastrophic Australian Floods

Higher ocean temperatures fuel more evaporation and rainfall

A Slithery Ocean Mystery

Scientists gain grasp on the epic migration of eels

Signs of Big Change in the Arctic

A once-predictable system shifts out of balance

Through the Looking-Glass of the Sea Surface

Measuring the ins and outs of the critical border between air and ocean

Ice, Wind & Fury

Scientists investigate the avalanche of winds known as piteraqs

Hidden Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

An armada of floats reveals unknown pathways in the deep

The Waves Within the Waves

Scientists stalk the mysterious phenomenon of internal waves

The Jetyak

WHOI engineers develop a new type of ocean robot

Sea Science in the Space Age

Satellite sensors trace monsoon waters in Bay of Bengal

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014 (Part I)

Summer Student Fellows dive into ocean research

A Mooring in Iceberg Alley

Fjords may link warming oceans and melting glaciers

A Drop in the Ocean

Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows

Jet Stream Gets Fish in Hot Water

Ocean 'heat wave' linked to shift in atmospheric current

Detours on the Oceanic Highway

Student examines leaks from a great deep-sea current

A Buoy's Long Strange Trip

An oceanographic instrument drifts from the Arctic to Ireland

Message Bottled in an Email

A long-lost legacy of ocean research resurfaces

What Causes the Atlantic to Bloom?

Scientists find surprising trigger for spring plant growth

The Synergy Project, Part II

More videos on collaborations among artists and scientists

The Synergy Project

A co-laboratory experiment among scientists and artists

Storms, Floods, and Droughts

The cycle that transports water around the Earth is intensifying

Calculating Evaporation from the Ocean

Scientists strive to unravel a mix of dynamic factors

A Robotic Albatross?

Soaring seabirds offer lessons on glider technology

Beneath Arctic Ice, Life Blooms Spectacularly

Pools of water atop ice act as lenses to focus sunlight

A Newfound Cog in the Ocean Conveyor

Scientists confirm existence of a previously unknown current

Lessons from the 2011 Japan Quake

What have scientists learned about its cause and consequences?

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

Powerful Currents in Deep-Sea Gorges

What energy drives these currents in hundreds of seafloor Grand Canyons?

Between the Beach and the Deep Blue Sea

Student explores the dynamic gateway of the shallow inner shelf

The Ghost Mooring

WHOI engineers find equipment lost in the Antarctic a decade ago

Another Piece in the Arctic Puzzle

Latest Ice-Tethered Profiler installed to monitor polar conditions

Where Ocean and Ice Meet

An audio slideshow on working in Greenland's glacial fjords

Gliders Tracked Potential for Oil to Reach the East Coast

Finding the location shifting Gulf Loop Current was critical

Of Wings, Waves, and Winds

WHOI oceanographer explores the mysteries of albatross flight

When 'The Fish Are Biting' Is Bad News

Researchers found cause of mysterious damage to mooring lines

Where the Food Is in the Sea, and Why

Student unravels the physics at the fertile continental shelf break

Exploring the Arctic in the Midst of Change

The polar region's distinctive feature also makes it hard to study: ice

Building Them Tough, Bringing Them Back

WHOI's pioneering Buoy Group celebrates its 50th anniversary

WHOI Engineer Turns Author

An audio slideshow: New book chronicles fateful expedition

The Icebot

A video documents expedition to use robots under Arctic ice

Boy Scouts Get a Taste of Oceanography

WHOI engineer helps Scouts earn merit badges at national Jamboree

The Call of the Sea

An ocean engineer-turned-businessman returned to WHOI and the work he loves most

Basic Sea Cable Gets a High-tech Upgrade

WHOI engineer's discovery will help scientists track undersea contaminants from Gulf oil spill

Mysteries at High Latitudes

A WHOI graduate student explores tip jets and deep convection

Into the Wild Irminger Sea

WHOI ship, scientists, and crew probe strategic oceanic gateway

Floats Reveal Unknown Ocean Pathways

The North Atlantic's circulation is more complex than previously thought

As the World Turns and the Oceans Flow

In his lab, Jack Whitehead gets to the essence of complex phenomena

Ocean Conveyor's 'Pump' Switches Back On

How will climate warming affect ocean circulation? The answer isn't so simple.

What Makes the Great Ocean Currents Flow?

Audio slideshow: A graduate student explores the Gulf Stream and the Kuroshio

The Ultimate Fluid Environment for Scientists

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program celebrates 50th anniversary at WHOI

'Green' Energy Powers Undersea Glider

Thermal glider uses heat from the ocean to fly through the deep blue

The Spiral Secret to Mammal Hearing

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

Corralling the Wild and Wooly Southern Ocean

Graduate student creates supercomputer model to tame a vast, remote ocean

OceanInsights for the Blind

WHOI scientist creates a bond with visually impaired students

A New Way to Monitor Changes in the Arctic

Ice-Tethered Profilers go with the floe, relaying daily data from the ice-covered ocean

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

The Ocean—Captured in a Box

An "experimentalist" encapsulates ocean fluid dynamics in the lab

Measuring Raindrops in the Ocean

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

Letter from Kangiqsujuaq

A mooring in the remote Hudson Strait offers a finger on the pulse of unfolding Arctic change

Current Events off Antarctica

Graduate student helps discover a previously unknown ocean current

Why the West Wind Wobbles

Are changes in wintertime climate random or predictable?

Reaching Up Into Perilous, Icy Waters

The 'Arctic Winch' sends sensors toward the underside of sea ice—and back again

A Mooring Built to Survive the Irminger Sea

It takes a tough buoy to stand tall when tip jets howl off the Greenland ice cap

Chilly Scenes of Winter off Cape Cod

What happens in the coastal ocean when the winds blow and the waters cool?

Float 312, Where Are You?

In one week, people found two rarely seen ocean instruments

Under-ice Floats Offer a ‘Breakthrough’

New instrument proves its mettle in an icy ocean

Flying Blind in the Ice Factory

Scientists test innovative technology to navigate vehicles under Arctic ice

Is Global Warming Changing the Arctic?

And will polar changes trigger climate shifts beyond the Arctic?

Where Currents Collide

Nineteen days at sea in the 'graveyard of the Atlantic'

Fathoming the Ocean Without Ever Going to Sea

A conversation with physical oceanographer Joe Pedlosky

A Glide Across the Gulf Stream

The remote-controlled Spray glider takes historic steps toward a new era of ocean exploration

Outposts in the Ocean

A global network of moored buoy observatories to track oceanic processes that affect our climate

Launching the Argo Armada

Taking the ocean's pulse with 3,000 free-ranging floats

Monsoon Winds and Carbon Cycles in the Arabian Sea

One of the most significant natural phenomena that influences the everday life of more than 60 percent of the world's population

Adventure in the Labrador Sea

A Wintertime Cruise to the North Atlantic

Computer Modelers Stimulate Real and Potential Climate, Work Toward Prediction

Combining Equations and Data Pushes Computers' Limits

New Data on Deep Sea Turbulence Shed Light on Vertical Mixing

Rough Seafloor Topography has Far-Reaching Effect

Labrador Sea Water Carries Northern Climate Signal South

Subpolar Signals Appears Years Later at Bermuda

North Atlantic's Transformation Pipeline Chills and Redistributes Subtropical Water

But it's Not a Smooth Process And it Mightily Affects Climate

The Bermuda Station S—A Long-Running Oceanographic Show

Deeper Waters Show Warming Trend

Rain Falls on the Ocean—Does It Make a Sound?

Fresh Water's Effect on Ocean Phenomena

The Ocean's Role in Climate & Climate Change

The Ocean's Role in Climate & Climate Change