Events & Happenings

Week of September 25, 2016
Mon Sep 26

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Sep 27

Decreasing Dissolved Oxygen in the Ocean: Implications for Nitrous Oxide Production

12:00 PM • Speck Auditorium
Damien Grundle, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

MBL Ecosystems Seminar

Sponsor: MBL Ecosystems Center

Acceleration in Salt Marsh Vertical Accretion Concurrent with Sea Level Rise

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Meagan Eagle Gonneea, USGS and WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

A Model of the Ocean Overturning Circulation with Two Closed Basins and a Reentrant Channel

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Raffaele Ferrari, MIT

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Sep 28

AOP&E Technical Staff Presentations

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Panel Discussion on Transitioning Technology to NMFS Operations

12:15 PM • NEFSC Stephen H. Clark Conference Room, NOAA Aquarium Building
Bill Karp, Sofie Van Parijs, and Dvora Hart, NEFSC and Scott Gallager, WHOI

WHOI-NEFSC Special Seminar

Sponsor: NEFSC Stephen H. Clark Conference Room, NOAA Aquarium Building

Thu Sep 29

There will be no Biology Department Department seminar today

12:00 PM

Fri Sep 30

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “The Perfect Crime” on Friday, September 30, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial, with famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and Cook County Prosecutor Robert Crowe debating the death penalty and scores of commentators weighing in from the sidelines, set off a national debate about morality. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Presents the video “The Boys of '36” on Friday, October 7, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


An exhibit of nature drawings by students of Julia S. Child is open in Gallery One of the museum. This annual event is the final exhibit of the season for the museum and will be open until October 8. Ms. Child is a biological illustrator and her work has appeared in books, scientific journals, and textbooks. Her most recent is a children's book about honey bees, "Varun's Quest," by Timothy Goldsmith, a Yale University biologist. She has taught at the Children’s School of Science for many years. She also teaches a nature drawing class for adults, whose works are shown in this exhibit. Ms. Child works in pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolor, as well as as in graphite and a carbon dust technique. Most of the students’ drawings are in colored pencil and were drawn from live or preserved specimens. On Tuesday, October 11, at 12:30 p.m., the museum will be celebrating “Massachusetts Archaeology Month” with a conversation by Rebecca Lash titled “Woods Hole 100 Years Ago: What Digging for Bottles Can Tell Us.” The talk will be held in lower level of Woods Hole Library, 581 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Mass. This event is free and open to the public. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The museum galleries will be closing for the winter on October 8. The museum’s archives are open to the public by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.


In celebration of the Monarch butterfly, the library is hosting an event on Saturday, October 1, at 1:00 p.m. There will be a talk about Monarchs by Becky Lash, which will hopefully include the release of one of the library-reared adults. After the talk, the children will join in a small Monarch parade, in costume, visiting some of the very local sites where Milkweed grows. The parade will culminate in the release of Milkweed seeds, as the children set them free to float up into the air. For more information, call the library at
(508) 548-8961 or visit the website


Will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, October 5, from 7:30-10:00 p.m. All ages and levels are welcome; no partner necessary. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, the center is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at