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From Oceanus Magazine

Eavesdropping on Shrimp's Snap Chat

Tiny animals dominate the undersea soundscape

Minerals Made by Microbes

Some geology naturally requires biology

A Haven for Whale Sharks

A rare glimpse of the world's biggest fish

A Mooring in Iceberg Alley

Fjords may link warming oceans and melting glaciers

Corals' Indispensable Bacterial Buddies

Like humans, corals may be superorganisms

Seabirds Face Risks from Climate Change

Scientists who study birds in remote regions also confront danger

Elemental Journeys

Humans have changed how chemicals move on our planet

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

A conversation with WHOI marine chemist Matt Charette

A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table

Brown Tides and Redfielders

Scientists probe the inner workings of harmful algae

Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies

Scientist and sculptress share love of charismatic microfauna

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales

To Catch a Hurricane

Makeshift devices collect sand transported by storm

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

Does out of sight mean into the air or into fish?

Clues in Shark Vertebrae Reveal Where They've Been

Scientists take advantage of a silver lining in mushroom clouds

Whale Heads and Tales

A student probes the mysteries of whales' hearing

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?

Tracking an Elusive Chemical: Estrogens

What impacts might these hormones have in the coastal ocean?

Shifting Sands and Bacteria on the Beach

Does ever-moving sand transport microbes along with it?

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

Once More Unto the Rift

Expedition explores deep-sea animal life via live TV stream

Another Piece in the Arctic Puzzle

Latest Ice-Tethered Profiler installed to monitor polar conditions

Exploring the Arctic in the Midst of Change

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

A Hunt for Unusual Seafloor Animals and Vents

Expedition explores the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean Sea

The Icebot

A video documents expedition to use robots under Arctic ice

Salps Catch the Ocean's Tiniest Organisms

Oh, what remarkably built internal mucus nets they weave

A Torrent of Crabs Running to the Sea

A student uncovers the natural history of a little-known species

Science in Service to the Nation

A conversation with oceanographer Ray Schmitt

A Glacier's Pace

Are ocean currents hastening the retreat of Greenland's glaciers?

How to Survive a Tsunami

New Web site offers advice to coastal residents and visitors

The Once and Future Corals

An audio slideshow: Research on the reefs

Dye Sheds Light on Jet-Propelled Salps

A graduate student reveals locomotion in the ocean

Ocean Acidification: A Risky Shell Game

How will climate change affect the shells and skeletons of sea life?

The Promise and Perils of Seafloor Mining

Can minerals be extracted from the seafloor without environmental impacts?

Having Their Phosphorus and Eating It Too

Plankton's unusual ability may give it an ecological edge

Turning Carbon Dioxide Gas into Rock

Audio Slideshow: An MIT/WHOI student examines a fascinating natural process in Oman

The Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Should we beware of protists bearing pathogens?

Floating Without Imploding

A conversation with WHOI engineer Don Peters

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

A conversation with WHOI engineer Jonathan Howland

Armed and Dexterous

A conversation with WHOI engineer Matt Heintz

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

A conversation with WHOI engineer Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench

New hybrid deep-sea vehicle descends 6.8 miles in the Challenger Deep

Miles Under the Sea, Hanging on by Hair-Thin Fiber

A conversation with WHOI engineer Andy Bowen

While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

Oil naturally leaking into the ocean offers a 'laboratory' to study accidential spills

A New Deep-Sea Robot Called Sentry

Autonomous underwater vehicle completes its first scientific mission

Celebes

An expedition to an unexplored sea seeks new species

Getting to the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists discover a surprising plumbing system for glaciers

Will Climate Change Affect the Greenland Ice Sheet?

Glacial expeditions uncover a trigger that speeds the flow of ice to the sea

Hurricane Hunter

Graduate student uncovers long-buried record of past storms

Shellfish's Mysterious Pathways to Adulthood

A grad student peers into the lives of larvae, before they grow up to be scallops

Testing the Waters and Closing Beaches

Researchers seek faster, better ways to detect harmful bacteria

Cytobot Gives Early Red Tide Warning

Automated underwater microscope detects unexpected harmful algal bloom

Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

WHOI chemist issues warning before 'pom-pom' method becomes standard practice

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

Increasing urgency about climate change has spurred schemes that may seem radical

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

Profits, pollution, and politics all will play roles in ocean iron fertilization

Lessons from Nature, Models, and the Past

Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization

What Are the Possible Side Effects?

The uncertainties and unintended consequences of manipulating ecosystems

Will Ocean Iron Fertilization Work?

Getting carbon into the ocean is one thing. Keeping it there is another.

Going for the GUSTO (Mooring)

WHOI engineers and the Oceanus crew rescue a wounded buoy

Plumbing the Plume That Created Samoa

A graduate student explores the magmatic origins of islands

Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air?

Coral Catastrophe on the Corner Rise Seamounts

Fishing trawlers likely caused extensive damage to deep-sea coral communities

Will the Ocean Circulation Be Unbroken?

Line W moorings monitor an intersection where key climate-influencing currents converge

A New Way to Monitor Changes in the Arctic

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

Are Pollutants Disrupting Marine Ecosystems?

A WHOI researcher stands up for the spineless invertebrates in coastal waters

Microbes That 'Eat' Natural Gas

Scientists identify bacteria that convert chemicals in surprising ways

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

Interrogating the 'Great Ocean Conveyor'

Is the Atlantic's circulation slowing down? Moorings in rough waters monitor the ocean's pulse.

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

A graduate student journeys to Norway to investigate how orcas orchestrate their hunt

A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

A large-scale experiment sheds light on sound in the coastal ocean

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore

The Ocean—Captured in a Box

An "experimentalist" encapsulates ocean fluid dynamics in the lab

Scientists Unearth Long Record of Past Hurricanes

Digging down in a Caribbean lagoon, researchers go back in time

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

Could Jason recover instruments stuck to the seafloor by newly erupted lava?

Deep Ocean Waters Don't Run Still

Can “sticky” isotopes help us measure how water flows deep in the ocean?

Still Toxic After All These Years

Does oil spilled in 1969 still have impacts on wildlife? Ask a fiddler crab.

The Lo-o-o-ng Core

The deeper you can sample the seafloor, the further back in time you can go

Cell-sized Thermometers

Can the shells of microscopic organisms be used to measure past deep-ocean temperatures?

Letter from Kangiqsujuaq

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

Dead Corals Do Tell Tales

Growing a little each day, coral skeletons keep a daily archive of past ocean temperatures

Follow the Carbon Trail

The movement and transformation of carbon in the ocean have large climate implications

Why the West Wind Wobbles

Are changes in wintertime climate random or predictable?

Deep-sea Tubeworms Get Versatile 'Inside' Help

Scientists find first known organism that makes organic carbon by two different means

Lakes and Climates Have Their Ups and Downs

A history of water table changes reveals climate shifts and the potential for future drought

How Long Can the Ocean Slow Global Warming?

How much excess carbon dioxide can the ocean hold and how will it affect marine life?

A Rare Glimpse Into the Ocean's Crust

Exploring rocks' magnetic signals, a WHOI graduate student reconstructs how the seafloor forms

The Coral-Climate Connection

The skeletons of corals on the seafloor preserve records of how ocean circulation has changed

On the Trail of Microbes that Cause Seafood Poisoning...

...and other recent fieldwork around the world by WHOI researchers

Chilly Scenes of Winter off Cape Cod

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

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

New Hybrid Deep-sea Vehicle Is Christened Nereus

Unique underwater vehicle is named in nationwide student contest

A Laser Light in the Ocean Depths

Graduate student works to adapt laser technology to detect chemicals on the seafloor

Into the 'Mouth of Hell'

A journey into the crater of an active volcano

Lurking Benignly on the Seafloor, the ‘Yeti’ Crab is Discovered

The white, long-armed, shaggy creature represents an entirely new family of crabs

Live From the Tropics, It's an Ocean Network

New underwater observatory monitors marine ecosystem off Panama

What Brings the Food that Brings the Whales?

Scientists investigate delicately balanced ecosystem off Alaska

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

Unlike other magnetotactic bacteria, the "barbell" bacterium heads in its own direction

Is Global Warming Changing the Arctic?

And will polar changes trigger climate shifts beyond the Arctic?

To Find Whales, Follow Their Food

WHOI biologist employs an array of tools to reveal right whale feeding habits and habitats

Diving into the Right Whale Gene Pool

What is compromising the endangered species' ability to reproduce?

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Whale

WHOI Right Whale Initiative accelerates research to help conserve an endangered species

Action, Camera ... Lights

New deep-sea “light post” illuminates the ocean's perpetual night

'Seasonal Pump' Moves Water Between Ocean and Aquifers

Seawater is drawn underground in winter and flows into ocean in summer

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

On and off the job, a MIT/WHOI graduate student displays his passion for the ocean

Finding Nemo...and Other Endangered Fish

A new method to tag and track fish will help protect threatened species

Earth Can't Soak Up Excess Fossil Fuel Emissions Indefinitely

By the end of the century, the land and ocean may reach their capacity to absorb greenhouse gas from the atmosphere

Nafanua, Eel City, and the Crater of Death

A small but fast-growing volcano appears inside the crater of a mammoth underwater volcano off Samoa

Big Whale, Big Sharks, Big Stink

R/V Tioga sent into action to perform whale necropsy at sea

Fresher Ocean, Cooler Climate

A less-salty North Atlantic Ocean could cool northern winters

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik

Alvin's Pilots

A tight-knit group with the 'right stuff' to guide a submersible on the seafloor

Red Tide—Gone for Now, But Back Next Year?

WHOI researchers extend investigations of the Alexandrium bloom of 2005 and look for signs of future trouble

The Once and Future Danube River Delta

Past changes in World Heritage site offer lessons for proposed river projects

Settling on the Seafloor

Deep in the ocean, larvae search for 'home, sweet home'

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites

Sensors to Make Sense of the Sea

An expanding variety of sensors is changing they way we monitor dynamic ocean systems

Ocean Life Institute

Discovering Life and Sustaining Habitats

Rapid Response

Scientists scramble for rare opportunity to catch an underwater volcanic eruption in action

How to See What Whales Hear

Biomedical imaging reveals new insights into marine mammal ears

Big Trouble from Little Squirts

WHOI scientist investigates a troublesome invasive species

Run Deep, But Not Silent

A new tagging device lets scientists 'go along for the ride' into the underwater world of whales

Tracking Fish to Save Them

The Reef Fish Connectivity and Conservation Initiative

Mistaken Identity

Two bromine compounds found in whale blubber are natural products, not industrial pollutants

Coral Gardens in the Dark Depths

Scientists seek to learn more about these abundant, fragile, and now-threatened communities

The Coastal Ocean Institute

At the coast—where air, sea, land, and people meet

Can We Catch More Fish and Still Preserve the Stock?

Mathematical analyses offer new insights into age-old controversies on fishing restriction

Water Flowing Underground

New techniques reveal the importance of groundwater seeping into the sea

Rising Sea Levels and Moving Shorelines

New tools and techniques show promise for better predictions and decisions about coastline change

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales

With time running out, an ambitious research plan is launched for an endangered species

Shedding Light on Light in the Ocean

New research is illuminating an optically complex environment

Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard

Spills on WHOI's shores set the stage for advances in mitigating and remediating oil spills

Shaping the Beach, One Wave at a Time

New research is deciphering how currents, waves, and sands change our shorelines

The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute

Investigating Earth's dynamic processes

Realizing the Dreams of da Vinci and Verne

A diverse fleet of innovative deep-submergence vehicles heralds a new era of ocean exploration

Earthshaking Events

New research on land and sea reinvigorates hopes of forecasting where earthquakes are likely to occur

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?

Recent discoveries hint at a potentially huge and diverse subsurface biosphere

The Grass is Greener in the Coastal Ocean

Coastal waters teem with life, but sometimes scientists can’t explain why

Exploring The Global Mid-Ocean Ridge

A Quarter-Century of Discovery

A Current Affair

A New Seafloor Technique Measures Electrical Conductivity Deep Within the Earth