Events & Happenings

April 2018
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM (A)biological Nitrate Reduction at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Its Role in the Oceanic Nitrogen Budget12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM Stones, Sinking, and Senses: Swimming Activity of Squid Paralarvae Reared under Chronic Ocean Acidification7:30 PM Antarctica: Glacial History and the Future of Sea Level
1:30 PM Outliers: Extreme Selection for Minimalism in Oligotrophic Bacterioplankton2:00 PM Instability over Topography
3:05 PM Turbulent Dynamics of the Arctic Ocean and its Interactions with the Sea Ice
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11:00 AM Environmental Risk Factors in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)10:30 AM Chaotic Advection, Mixing, and Property Exchange in Three-Dimensional Ocean Eddies and Gyres12:15 PM Characterizing Oceanic Turbulence and Particle Fields Using In Situ Imaging Systems12:00 PM Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria at the Beach12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
12:15 PM Molecular Approaches to Dating Innovations in Carbon Metabolism
1:30 PM Reconstructing the Evolutionary Self-Organization of Ecosystem Metabolism in the Oceans
3:05 PM New Insights on Turbulent Horizontal Convection from Experiments and Simulations
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM There will be no MC&G Department seminar today12:15 PM There will be no AOP&E Department seminar today 12:00 PM There will be no Biology Department seminar today12:15 PM Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (CUAUV) Presentation
1:30 PM There will be no Geodynamics Seminar today
3:05 PM What's with All These Recent Nor'easters? - How the Ocean Can Improve Our Understanding
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12:00 PM There will be no seminars today12:15 PM Iron-Related Molecular Physiology of Marine Protists: Individual Genes to Community Transcriptomes and Proteomes12:00 PM Recovery and Recolonisation by New Zealand Southern Right Whales: Making the Most of Limited Sampling Opportunities12:00 PM Evaluating and Mitigating Vulnerability of Lake and Reservoir Ecosystems to Disturbance12:00 PM There will be no seminars today
1:30 PM Nitrogen-Fueled Chemoautotrophy in the Dark Ocean12:15 PM Acoustically Driven Control Schemes for Mobile Robots
3:05 PM An Investigation of the Ocean's Role in Atlantic Multidecadal Variability
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12:00 PM Environmental Influences on Early Life-History Stages: Recruitment, Succession, and Growth in the Arctic

Other Events and Notes of Interest


Presents the video “Day the Dinosaurs Died” on Friday, May 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Sixty-six million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe. Sponsored by the Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Will host a public lecture, “Maintaining a Tall Ship: An In-Depth Look at the SSV Corwith Cramer’s Major Maintenance Project,” on Tuesday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. Capt. Jen Haddock, SEA marine operations coordinator, will deliver the lecture, which will be held at the James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall, Sea Education Association, 171 Woods Hole Road. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


On Wednesday, June 6, WHOI's Sustainability Committee is sponsoring two special programs at Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. From 5 - 6:30 p.m., all WHOI employees, students, postdocs, and volunteers are invited to a presentation by Falmouth's Water Superintendent, Stephen Rafferty, on our public drinking water supply. An overview including our water sources, "state-of-the-art" filtration plant, and distribution system will be described. A second presentation on the same topic will be offered and open to the general public later that evening from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A lottery for a “Water Plant” tour will be held at the end of each presentation with each attendee given one chance to win one of 12 places on the tours. Both tours will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m.


The library is proud to host a display of art created by students from Falmouth High School. Once again, teacher Jane Baker has shown her impressive talent for inspiring her high school students to become involved in the creative process and produce beautiful works of art, both in words and images. Students in her studio art classes have created artwork inspired by their trips to four Cape Cod lighthouses. This art will be exhibited simultaneously in the library and Nobska Lighthouse from May 20 to May 27. The exhibit at the library will be open during all library hours. Ms. Baker was awarded a grant from the Falmouth Education Foundation to fully underwrite the project which is called “To The Lighthouse.” Thanks to that grant, she was able to take her students down-Cape to visit the lighthouses at Nauset, Highland and Race Point, as well as their own Nobska. They were further asked to create a piece of writing to correspond with one of their images. These will be included in the exhibit. The pieces will be offered for sale; all proceeds will go to help the “Friends of Nobska Lighthouse” in their ongoing effort to maintain Falmouth’s own lighthouse. There will be an exhibit reception open to the public on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the library. There will be tours of Nobska at that time. For more information, call the library at (508) 548-8961, or visit the library’s website


Located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, will open April 16, school vacation week, for the season. For a schedule of special events and activities, please visit or call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at