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Week of August 23, 2015
Mon Aug 24

Generation of Internal Waves by Eddies Impinging at the Western Boundary of the North Atlantic

2:00 PM • Clark 201
Louis Clement, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Tue Aug 25

Unusual Suspects: Are Fungi Controlling Nitrous Oxide Fluxes from Coastal Sediments?

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Scott Wankel, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Response of the Ocean to Volcanic Eruptions

3:00 PM • Clark 507
John Marshall, MIT

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Oases in the Deep - Dark Life at Deep-Sea Vents

3:00 PM • WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center Auditorium
Stefan Sievert, WHOI

“SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC” LECTURE SERIES: On Tuesday, August 25, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center will host a presentation by Associate Scientist Stefan Sievert titled “Oases in the Deep - Dark Life at Deep-Sea Vents.” The deep sea is the largest contiguous biome on Earth and is home to a great number and high diversity of organisms, yet is still only poorly explored. It was less than 40 years ago that hot springs in the deep sea were discovered, supporting unique ecosystems that are characterized by high productivity - oases in an otherwise barren landscape. Here, microorganisms make a living off inorganic chemicals, like hydrogen sulfide or hydrogen gas, and minerals dissolved in the hot hydrothermal vent fluids that bubble up from beneath the ocean floor, in turn feeding the enigmatic vent fauna. Learn about how researchers reveal the inner workings of these fascinating ecosystems that exist in complete darkness, sustained by Earth’s energy. The “Science Made Public” talks are free & open to the public. The WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center is located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Visit our web site (http://www.whoi.edu/scienceMadePublic/) for more information or call (508) 289-2700.

Sponsor: Exhibit Center and Information Office

Wed Aug 26

There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today

12:15 PM

WHOI SPLASH LAB

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center - Lower Level

WHOI SPLASH LAB: Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Sponsor: WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Thu Aug 27

There will be no Biology Department seminar today

12:00 PM

WHOI SPLASH LAB

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM • WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center - Lower Level

WHOI SPLASH LAB: Hands-on activities for kids using water, and fun for kids of all ages at the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Splash Lab will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Sponsor: WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center

Fri Aug 28

There are no seminars today

12:00 PM

Other Events and Notes of Interest

WHOI Peanut Butter Club - Aug. 28

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Braving Iraq” on Friday, August 28, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the 1990s, the Mesopotamian Marshes were virtually destroyed by Saddam Hussein, but Azzam Alwash is making an extraordinary effort to return life to the green paradise he remembers from his childhood. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: September 4

Presents the video “Touching the Wild” on Friday, September 4, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Joe Hutto has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. Ordinarily, the deer herd would run from any human, but these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. As he crosses the species divide, Hutto taps into a new understanding of these elusive animals. His joy in his new family is infectious. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM:

Is now open for the season Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call (508) 548-7270 or visit www.woodsholemuseum.org.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dr. Charles Wyttenbach will give a talk and slide show of his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands at the library on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.  Author B J Atwood-Fukuda will read from her work at the library on Monday, August 10, at 7:30 p.m. B J’s fiction is not easily categorized. While she has written in the traditional narrative mode, language—with its enormous range of resonances—compels her more. In her current work, all the action happens inside the brain via the eyes and ears of a widely-traveled, anxiety-ridden female character whose relentless self-surveillance in the wake of 9/11 makes for a harrowing, sometimes hilarious ride. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.

WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY (WHTC):

Will perform "The Birds" by Conor McPherson, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, directed by William Kennedy and Ann Stone.  Performances will be held September 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26 at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee 2:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 13, at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole.  Tickets are $15.00 and are available from Ovation Tix: 
(866) 811-4111 or via the WHTC Website: www.woodsholetheater.org. 

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Check out the new exhibit "Life Around a Hydrothermal Vent," which depicts life at a Galapagos hydrothermal vent. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/whoi/.