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From Oceanus Magazine

July 5, 2012

A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table

December 28, 2011

Searching for Life on the Seafloor

Mid-Cayman Spreading Center could harbor unknown organisms

July 14, 2011

Of Predators, Prey, and Petroleum

Do microscopic marine animals help bacteria degrade oil?

July 8, 2011

Once More Unto the Rift

Expedition explores deep-sea animal life via live TV stream

December 22, 2010

A Hunt for Unusual Seafloor Animals and Vents

Expedition explores the Mid-Cayman Rise in the Caribbean Sea

November 20, 2009

The Promise and Perils of Seafloor Mining

Can minerals be extracted from the seafloor without environmental impacts?

July 1, 2009

Floating Without Imploding

A conversation with WHOI engineer Don Peters

June 15, 2009

Let There Be Light in the Dark Depths

A conversation with WHOI engineer Jonathan Howland

June 11, 2009

Armed and Dexterous

A conversation with WHOI engineer Matt Heintz

June 5, 2009

2,000 Batteries Under the Sea

A conversation with WHOI engineer Daniel Gomez-Ibanez

June 4, 2009

Nereus Soars to the Ocean's Deepest Trench

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

June 4, 2009

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

A conversation with WHOI engineer Andy Bowen

March 19, 2009

A New Deep-Sea Robot Called Sentry

Autonomous underwater vehicle completes its first scientific mission

November 20, 2007

Plumbing the Plume That Created Samoa

A graduate student explores the magmatic origins of islands

November 6, 2007

Coral Catastrophe on the Corner Rise Seamounts

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

October 4, 2007

Microbes That 'Eat' Natural Gas

Scientists identify bacteria that convert chemicals in surprising ways

May 15, 2007

Rescue Mission on the Seafloor

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

January 12, 2007

Deep-sea Tubeworms Get Versatile 'Inside' Help

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

November 6, 2006

A Rare Glimpse Into the Ocean's Crust

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

HROV named Nereus
June 26, 2006

New Hybrid Deep-sea Vehicle Is Christened Nereus

Unique underwater vehicle is named in nationwide student contest

June 19, 2006

A Laser Light in the Ocean Depths

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

June 9, 2006

Into the 'Mouth of Hell'

A journey into the crater of an active volcano

April 27, 2006

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

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

Action, Camera ... Lights
November 23, 2005

Action, Camera ... Lights

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

September 27, 2005

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

August 3, 2005

Alvin's Pilots

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

July 8, 2005

Settling on the Seafloor

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

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses
June 28, 2005

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
June 1, 2005

Sensors to Make Sense of the Sea

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

rapid response
May 2, 2005

Rapid Response

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

The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute
August 27, 2004

The Deep Ocean Exploration Institute

Investigating Earth's dynamic processes

Realizing the Dreams  of da Vinci and Verne
August 27, 2004

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
June 30, 2004

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?
April 12, 2004

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?

Recent discoveries hint at a potentially huge and diverse subsurface biosphere

Exploring The Global Mid-Ocean Ridge
March 1, 1998

Exploring The Global Mid-Ocean Ridge

A Quarter-Century of Discovery

A Current Affair
January 1, 1998

A Current Affair

A New Seafloor Technique Measures Electrical Conductivity Deep Within the Earth

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