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From Oceanus Magazine

October 30, 2013

Corals' Indispensable Bacterial Buddies

Like humans, corals may be superorganisms

August 29, 2013

Seabirds Face Risks from Climate Change

Scientists who study birds in remote regions also confront danger

April 25, 2012

Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies

Scientist and sculptress share love of charismatic microfauna

April 17, 2012

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales

January 12, 2012

Clues in Shark Vertebrae Reveal Where They've Been

Scientists take advantage of a silver lining in mushroom clouds

January 5, 2012

Whale Heads and Tales

A student probes the mysteries of whales' hearing

August 13, 2010

Salps Catch the Ocean's Tiniest Organisms

Oh, what remarkably built internal mucus nets they weave

March 12, 2010

The Once and Future Corals

An audio slideshow: Research on the reefs

December 11, 2009

Dye Sheds Light on Jet-Propelled Salps

A graduate student reveals locomotion in the ocean

November 4, 2009

Having Their Phosphorus and Eating It Too

Plankton's unusual ability may give it an ecological edge

October 2, 2009

The Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Should we beware of protists bearing pathogens?

March 13, 2009

Celebes

An expedition to an unexplored sea seeks new species

January 9, 2008

Lessons from Nature, Models, and the Past

Other lines of evidence inform the debate on ocean iron fertilization

November 13, 2007

Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

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

October 18, 2007

Are Pollutants Disrupting Marine Ecosystems?

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

August 9, 2007

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

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

remus in belize
September 22, 2006

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

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

July 25, 2006

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Widespread bacterial colonies may play crucial role in ocean ecosystem

Liquid Jungle Laboratory, Panama
April 10, 2006

Live From the Tropics, It's an Ocean Network

New underwater observatory monitors marine ecosystem off Panama

February 10, 2006

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

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

Baumgartner
January 20, 2006

To Find Whales, Follow Their Food

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

North Atlantic Right Whale
January 19, 2006

Diving into the Right Whale Gene Pool

What is compromising the endangered species' ability to reproduce?

North Atlantic Right Whale
January 17, 2006

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Whale

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

Eric Montie surfing
October 24, 2005

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

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

October 11, 2005

Finding Nemo...and Other Endangered Fish

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

dead finback surrounded by sharks
September 19, 2005

Big Whale, Big Sharks, Big Stink

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

Heidi Sosik
September 9, 2005

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik

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

Ocean Life Institute
May 25, 2005

Ocean Life Institute

Discovering Life and Sustaining Habitats

April 19, 2005

How to See What Whales Hear

Biomedical imaging reveals new insights into marine mammal ears

 Big Trouble from Little Squirts
April 7, 2005

Big Trouble from Little Squirts

WHOI scientist investigates a troublesome invasive species

Run Deep, But Not Silent
March 16, 2005

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
February 15, 2005

Tracking Fish to Save Them

The Reef Fish Connectivity and Conservation Initiative

Mistaken Identity
February 10, 2005

Mistaken Identity

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

Coral Gardens in the Dark Depths
February 7, 2005

Coral Gardens in the Dark Depths

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

Can We Catch More Fish and  Still Preserve the Stock?
January 19, 2005

Can We Catch More Fish and Still Preserve the Stock?

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

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales
November 4, 2004

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
October 15, 2004

Shedding Light on Light in the Ocean

New research is illuminating an optically complex environment

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