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Elemental Journeys
October 19, 2012

Elemental Journeys

Humans have changed how chemicals move on our planet

August 10, 2012

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

A conversation with WHOI marine chemist Matt Charette

June 25, 2012

Brown Tides and Redfielders

Scientists probe the inner workings of harmful algae

March 15, 2012

To Catch a Hurricane

Makeshift devices collect sand transported by storm

February 14, 2012

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

February 6, 2012

Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Oil Spills

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

December 2, 2011

Tracking an Elusive Chemical: Estrogens

What impacts might these hormones have in the coastal ocean?

September 1, 2011

Shifting Sands and Bacteria on the Beach

Does ever-moving sand transport microbes along with it?

July 16, 2010

A Torrent of Crabs Running to the Sea

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

April 9, 2010

How to Survive a Tsunami

New Web site offers advice to coastal residents and visitors

October 2, 2009

The Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Should we beware of protists bearing pathogens?

May 14, 2009

While Oil Gently Seeps from the Seafloor

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

February 13, 2009

Hurricane Hunter

Graduate student uncovers long-buried record of past storms

November 19, 2008

Shellfish's Mysterious Pathways to Adulthood

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

September 3, 2008

Testing the Waters and Closing Beaches

Researchers seek faster, better ways to detect harmful bacteria

July 31, 2008

Cytobot Gives Early Red Tide Warning

Automated underwater microscope detects unexpected harmful algal bloom

May 28, 2008

Popular Way to Assess Oil Spills Can Be Misused

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

August 2, 2007

A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

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

July 12, 2007

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore

June 27, 2007

The Ocean—Captured in a Box

An "experimentalist" encapsulates ocean fluid dynamics in the lab

June 13, 2007

Scientists Unearth Long Record of Past Hurricanes

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

April 23, 2007

Still Toxic After All These Years

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

December 7, 2006

Lakes and Climates Have Their Ups and Downs

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

July 27, 2006

Chilly Scenes of Winter off Cape Cod

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

March 22, 2006

What Brings the Food that Brings the Whales?

Scientists investigate delicately balanced ecosystem off Alaska

February 10, 2006

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

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

Ann Mulligan in Waquoit Bay
November 10, 2005

'Seasonal Pump' Moves Water Between Ocean and Aquifers

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

Heidi Sosik
September 9, 2005

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik

July 15, 2005

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

July 11, 2005

The Once and Future Danube River Delta

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

The Coastal Ocean Institute
February 1, 2005

The Coastal Ocean Institute

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

Water Flowing Underground
December 10, 2004

Water Flowing Underground

New techniques reveal the importance of groundwater seeping into the sea

Rising Sea Levels and Moving Shorelines
November 16, 2004

Rising Sea Levels and Moving Shorelines

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

Oil in Our Coastal Back Yard
October 13, 2004

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
October 4, 2004

Shaping the Beach, One Wave at a Time

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

The Grass is Greener in the Coastal Ocean
April 1, 2004

The Grass is Greener in the Coastal Ocean

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

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