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July 2017
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM Independence Day Holiday (Institution closed)9:30 AM From Miraflores to Great Sacandaga: Understanding the Potential Ramifications of Channel Deepening in U.S. Estuaries12:15 PM Response of Cetaceans to Anthropogenic Noise - From Behavioral Responses to Cumulative Effects8:00 PM Drunken Sailors, Coin Flips and How to Read Genomes
10:00 AM Oceans and Human Health: Understanding How Environment Influences Our Genes2:06 PM Evaluation of Mixing Coefficients in the Deep Ocean
12:15 PM Drawing Embryos Together: Seeing the Embryology of Crepidula
12:15 PM The Flying Sailboat, an Infinite-Range Ocean-Monitoring Drone Bioinspired by the Albatross
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1:00 PM Basic Lifesaving CPR 12:15 PM Thorium and Particle Dynamics in the North Atlantic12:00 PM There will be no Summer Student Lecture Series today12:00 PM Living Marine Resource Science Priorities for the North Atlantic Region - A NOAA Fisheries Perspective12:00 PM Combining Multiple NEFSC Data Sets to Build a Better Understanding of the Importance of Euphausiids to the NEUS-LME
3:00 PM How to Teach Your AUV New Tricks12:15 PM New Laser-Based Approaches for Methane Sensing 12:15 PM Before Organisms Were Models: Thomas Hunt Morgan's Experiments with Marine Organisms in Late 19th Century Woods Hole8:00 PM Bacteria as Master Regulators of Metabolism
3:05 PM Ocean Surface Velocity Measurements from Air and Space3:00 PM The Isotopic Structures of Natural Organic Molecules
4:00 PM Massachusetts Offshore Energy and Environmental Research Public Forum (see below for more information)
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Biogeochemistry of the Deep Marine Biosphere9:30 AM Microbial Production of Siderophores in Response to Iron Limitation in the Ocean12:00 PM Monitoring the Eastern Tropical Pacific Tuna Fishery from Space8:00 PM KATP Channels and Neonatal Diabetes: From Molecule to New Therapy and Beyond
3:00 PM Invasion of the Body-Snatchers10:00 AM Upstream Sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow2:05 PM Western Boundary Currents in a Changing Climate: Case Study of the Agulhas Current
3:05 PM Valley Flows in the Ocean12:15 PM Environmentally Adaptive Autonomy for Undersea Acoustic Sensing, Communication and Navigation3:00 PM Inclusive Excellence in Science: Race Matters
12:15 PM The First Thirty Years: The Endocrine Disruptor Concept in Embryo
3:00 PM The Saga of an Exploding Beach
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:00 PM Sex and Contaminants in Fish: Hot Spots, Big Testes, and High-Activity Males9:30 AM Microbes, Fluids, and Rocks: Life Beneath the Seafloor
12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today10:00 AM Piping Plovers, Storms and the Evolution of Early Succession Habitats on Barrier Islands
3:00 PM March of the Many: Collective Behavior in Emperor Penguin Colonies 11:15 AM Southeast Asian Monsoon Variability in the CESM-Last Millennium Ensemble
3:05 PM Ocean Submesoscales as a Key Component of the Global Heat Budget11:15 PM Role of Ocean and Atmospheric Heat Transport in the Arctic Amplification
11:15 PM Ocean Warming's Influence on Extreme Precipitation Events: Indian Ocean, 2010-11
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Week of July 16, 2017
Mon Jul 17

There will be no seminars today

12:00 PM

Tue Jul 18

Biogeochemistry of the Deep Marine Biosphere

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Arthur Spivack, University of Rhode Island

MC&G Steinbach Scholar

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Invasion of the Body-Snatchers

3:00 PM • Exhibit Center Auditorium (See page 2 for details)
Carolyn Tepolt, WHOI

Science Made Public Lecture Series

Sponsor: Exhibit Center and Information Office

Valley Flows in the Ocean

3:05 PM • Clark 507
Andreas Thurnherr, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Wed Jul 19

Microbial Production of Siderophores in Response to Iron Limitation in the Ocean

9:30 AM • Clark 507
Dan Repeta, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Upstream Sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow

10:00 AM • Clark 507
Ben Harden, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Environmentally Adaptive Autonomy for Undersea Acoustic Sensing, Communication and Navigation

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Henrik Schmidt, MIT

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

The First Thirty Years: The Endocrine Disruptor Concept in Embryo

12:15 PM • Grass Reading Room, Lillie Building
Alexis Abboud, Arizona State University Center

Special MBLWHOI Library Talk

Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library

The Saga of an Exploding Beach

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Arthur Spivack, University of Rhode Island

MC&G Steinbach Scholar

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Thu Jul 20

Monitoring the Eastern Tropical Pacific Tuna Fishery from Space

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Dale Kiefer, University of Southern California

Sponsor: Biology Department

Western Boundary Currents in a Changing Climate: Case Study of the Agulhas Current

2:05 PM • Clark 201
Lisa Beal, University of Miami

Special Physical Oceanography Seminar

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Inclusive Excellence in Science: Race Matters

3:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
David J. Asai, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Woods Hole Diversity Initiative - Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture

Sponsor: Woods Hole Diversity Initiative

Fri Jul 21

KATP Channels and Neonatal Diabetes: From Molecule to New Therapy and Beyond

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Frances Ashcroft, University of Oxford

Friday Evening Lectures Series - Forbes Lecture

Sponsor: MBL

Other Events and Notes of Interest

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: July 14

Presents the the video “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod – Part 1” on Friday, July 14, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. In this two-part series, join us for a front row seat into an in-depth look into the lives of dolphins. The series incorporates unique footage from 13 ingenious “spy” cameras including animatronic squid, a robotic turtle, and even a dolphin “double agent.” Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: July 21

Presents the the video “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod – Part 2” on Friday, July 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., in Woods Hole. In this two-part series, join us for a front row seat into an in-depth look into the lives of dolphins. The series incorporates unique footage from 13 ingenious “spy” cameras including animatronic squid, a robotic turtle, and even a dolphin “double agent.” Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

OFFSHORE ENERGY STORAGE (OSES) SYMPOSIUM: July 14


The 4th Offshore Energy Storage (OSES) Symposium, the first time in the US, will be held July 12-14 at WHOI in Clark 507.  Nils Bolgen, Wind Program Director at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre [MassCEC], will be at WHOI on Wednesday, July 12, to make a presentation at OSES on "Leading Strategic Investment in Clean Energy Systems" at 3:00 p.m. There will be an introduction by WHOI President and Director Mark Abbott to open OSES on Wednesday, July 12.  Fifty presentations including panel discussions are scheduled (see https://www.osessociety.com/oses2017) over the three days.  The topics include offshore power generation by wind, tide, and waves; energy storage to reduce the requirements for delivery ashore while providing power as needed despite irregular environmental sourcing; and financial, policy, and assessment of the resource. Registration will be required to attend the symposium.  To register see the website above.  However to thank the Institution for providing this facility, there will be an IEEE/Oceanic Engineering Society Chapter meeting open to the entire community for free with talks by the organizers, Rupp Carriveaux, Seamus Garvey, and Tony Santo at 5:30 p.m., in Clark 507 on Friday, July 14.

SUCCESS: SHAPING AND UNDERSTANDING CAREER CHOICES IN EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND SELF:

Upcoming talks at MBL’s Meigs Room, Swope Conference Center, June 28 – August 2.  For a listing of the free talks & to register, please visit http://www.mbl.edu/SUCCESS/. For questions, please contact education@mbl.edu.

WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Before the age of electronics, navigation required charts, tools, and detailed calculations. Captain Virginia Land McGuire of Sea Education Association will explain the “Fundamentals of Navigation” - the basics of celestial navigation and the principles of dead reckoning - in a Woods Hole Historical Museum Conversation on July 20 at 12:30 p.m., in the Woods Hole Public Library lower level meeting room. The talk complements the museum’s exhibit in gallery one, “Navigating the Seas in the Age of Sail,” which showcases centuries-old charts on loan from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Data Library and Archives and tools that include sextants, taffrail logs, lead lines, compasses, and chip logs. The museum is located at 579 Woods Hole Road. For more information, www.woodsholemuseum.org.

SUMMER WALKING TOURS AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:

During July and August, knowledgeable WHOI volunteers guide visitors on free walking tours through the WHOI dock area and other restricted village facilities. Tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please visit http://www.whoi.edu/main/summer-walking-tours.

CONTRA AND FOLKDANCING:

With live music by the Woods Hole Folk Orchestra and a Dance Leader happens the first Saturday of every month from 8-11 p.m., all year round in the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Admission is $10, kids half price. All are welcome. For information, call the Armstrongs at (508) 548-6661.

WOODS HOLE THEATER COMPANY:

LynchPin Productions Theatre Company presents “Emily Dickinson & I” the journey of a portrayal - the true story of an actress’s struggle to write a one-woman play about her literary heroine, America’s foremost female poet, Emily Dickinson, on July 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m., and July 9 at 4:00 p.m., in the Woods Hole Community Hall located at 68 Water Street in Woods Hole. Fourteen years and one dress later what emerges is an interwoven biography of both artists as Edie Campbell makes sense of her own experiences through Emily’s letters and poems. The hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Admission is $15. Advance tickets are available at Eight Cousins Books on Main Street in Falmouth or by reservation from Maria Moniz, (508) 540-4305. For more information, visit www.lynchpinptc.co.uk.

WHOI SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY (WSS):

Is sponsoring the following events:
• Beach Cleanup with Skip the Straw group, SEA, and T3C on Saturday, July 15, at Surf Drive Beach at 9:00 am. Meet at tennis court parking lot on WHOI’s Quissett Campus.
Come join in the fun, enjoy a break from your hard work, and meet new people!

INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING: August 2

Isheld the first Wednesday of each month at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The next one will be Wednesday, August 2, from 7-10 p.m. All ages & levels are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults. Children are free. For more information, call (508) 540-8950.

"SCIENCE MADE PUBLIC" LECTURE SERIES: July 18

On Tuesday, July 18, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center will host a presentation by Carolyn Tepolt, Assistant Scientist in the Biology Department, titled “Invasion of the Body-Snatchers.” In the Gulf of Mexico, a parasitic barnacle tunnels into mud crabs and turns them into zombie nursemaids for the parasite’s offspring. This parasite infects just 1 to 5 percent of crabs in its native Gulf range, but it has invaded the mid-Atlantic where more than 70 percent of crabs are infected in some areas. Learn what field surveys, laboratory infections, and DNA are telling us about how this body-snatching parasite is shaping the evolution of its crab host. The “Science Made Public” talks are free and open to the public. The WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center is located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. Visit our website (http://www.whoi.edu/scienceMadePublic/) or for more information or call (508) 289-2700.

WOODS HOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Two poets will be reading from their work at the library on Monday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. David Epstein, a life-long Woods Hole summer resident, grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. Since 2000, he has been a resident of West Hartford, Connecticut. David has a Ph.D. in literature from Brandeis University, specializing in 19th and 20th century poetry and fiction. He has published articles for the At-Home Dad Newsletter; poems in Poesia, Poetic Hours, The Lyric, Blue Collar Review, and Shofar. He has also built some small boats and taught school.  Lee Parpart also has spent most of her summers in Woods Hole. She was born in Boston and raised “all over,” including Colorado, Zambia, and Woods Hole. She has had a “funny sort of patchwork career” in journalism, academe, and creative writing. She wrote poetry and fiction as a teen, even winning an Olivetti once, then veered into newspaper reporting for a time, covering conservation issues for the Cape Cod Times and writing film and visual arts columns for two Canadian dailies. The poetry reading is free and open to the public. It will be held in the lower level of the library with its readily accessible entrance on the eastern side of the building. Thanks to life-long Woods Hole summer resident and avid supporter of the dance, Nancy Lassalle, the library will be offering a fourth summer season of lectures about dance in America. The talks will be held on four Tuesday evenings in July and August, starting July 18. All will be held in the lower- level meeting room and will start at 7:30 p.m. The Summer Book Club on Social Justice will meet on August 2 and August 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the library. Woods Hole summer resident Ruth Gainer, who is leading this book group, has chosen "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson as the first book. She describes the book as a “big but rewarding book that is especially important for current social justice issues.” These programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at (508) 548-8961 for visit http://woodsholepubliclibrary.org/.

SPLASH LAB AT THE OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER

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. For more information, call (508) 289-2663.

WHOI OCEAN SCIENCE EXHIBIT CENTER & GIFTSHOP

Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday, 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 http://shop.whoi.edu/.