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Archaeology
A Titanic Tale

A Titanic Tale

A former Alvin pilot recalls his 1986 dives on the shipwreck

Chemistry

Short-circuiting the Biological Pump

Tiny chemical compounds help choreograph a planet-size dance

Circulation
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Hidden Currents in the Gulf of Mexico

An armada of floats reveals unknown pathways in the deep

Climate
MIT-WHOI graduate student Hannah Barkley is also conducting experiments to determine the impacts of higher carbon dioxide levels in the seawater.

Coral Crusader

Student seeks clues to conserve beleaguered reefs

Coast

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

Growing marine bacteria in the laboratory is a challenge

Hazards
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Trouble in the Tropics

Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera

Life
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The Man Who Opened Our Ears to the Ocean

Historic archive of marine mammal recordings established

Polar
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Scientists Find Trigger That Cracks Lakes

Fast-draining lakes atop Greenland ice sheet could accelerate sea level rise

Pollution
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Where Did Deepwater Horizon Oil Go?

Tracking where and how oil traveled in the deep ocean isn't easy

Resources

Jet Fuel from Algae?

Scientists probe fuel potential in common ocean plant

Seafloor

Bringing a Lab to the Seafloor

New device probes deep-sea microbial life

Technology

A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

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

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