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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's premier independent organization dedicated exclusively to ocean research, technology, and education. We combine state-of-the-art science, engineering, and ship operations to unravel the mysteries of the deep and devise science-based solutions to planet-wide problems.

📚Have you always wondered what it's like to dive to the deep sea in our #submersible, #Alvin? Join us for a reading of the children’s book “Flying Deep” with author @mcusolito! This free event kicks off at 11am on Tuesday, June 25 at our Ocean Science Discovery Center, 15 School Street, #WoodsHole

In honor of ALVIN's 60th birthday, join scientists on a deep-sea mission to collect samples and research life along the sea floor! Along the way, discover what researchers wear, eat, and talk about during a typical eight-hour trip– and find out more about the animals that live in the deep ocean.

#FlyingDeep #Alvin60 #BringTheKids
🦭🐟️🦦 #Kelp forests "contain multitudes" of marine life, including sea otters, marine mammals, juvenile fish, and sea birds.⁠
Dense thickets of the greenish-brown #algae thrive along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Baja California, and can be found from Argentina to Tasmania and South Africa!⁠
Unfortunately, warming ocean temperatures are threatening these unique underwater forests– and the species that depend on them. ⁠
📲 See how kelp forests are doing around the world at the #WHOI-partnered project! ⁠
🗓️ Save the date for a free, in-person conversation about #sciencecommunication with #WHOI marine chemist Chris Reddy!⁠
Reddy will discuss his experiences navigating the muddy waters of talking to the media and government officials while conducting research into environmental disasters like the #DeepwaterHorizon oil spill. Anyone in a public-facing profession will benefit from Reddy’s insights and advice for how to deliver trustworthy and actionable information when it matters. ⁠
📚️The event will close with a reception and book signing of Reddy's book, “Science Communication in a Crisis.” ⁠
This WHOI Ocean and Climate Outreach Series event is presented by @yawkeyfdns 📲 Details and registration at the link in bio!⁠
#scicomm #outreach #WoodsHole #events


WHOI is at the forefront of groundbreaking science and technology development, unlocking the mysteries of our ocean, its connections to life on Earth, and solutions it may hold to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

Our scientists and engineers lead more than 800 concurrent projects, tackling some of the most challenging and important problems of our time, from climate change and ocean pollution to sustainable food and energy production.

We operate a fleet of research vessels and vehicles, including two large ships (R/V Neil Armstrong and R/V Atlantis), a smaller coastal research vessel, the iconic human-occupied submersible Alvin, and dozens of other underwater robots.

Through our higher education programs, including the prestigious MIT-WHOI Joint Program, we train new generations of ocean scientists, engineers, and leaders-providing access to cutting edge facilities and unparalleled access to the sea.

WHOI plays a leading role in ocean communications, sharing our insights and knowledge about the ocean to the general public, policymakers, educators, and more, so we can make wise decisions about our ocean, our planet, and our future.


The ocean covers more than 2/3 of Earth's surface and is a fundamental reason why life exists on Earth-but yet many know so little about it. Dive in to learn more about our ocean planet.


For nearly a century, WHOI has been one of the best known and most trusted names in ocean science and exploration. Become a part of the research that shapes our understanding of the ocean, our planet, and life on Earth.