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Suzi Clark

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health Receives Additional Five Years of Funding

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will receive funding to continue operating the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH).


A new tagging method for fragile marine species

Newly developed bioadhesive sensors (BIMS) are effective and less invasive than traditional tagging. Scientists can attach them with a thin layer of dried-hydrogel in less than 20 seconds.

Stony Coral Tissue Disease

Study: eDNA methods give a real-time look at coral reef health

Researchers from WHOI studied the microbes in coral reef water by examining eight reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands over a period of seven years, which included periods of hurricane and coral disease disturbance.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution nominated for two Webby Awards

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been nominated for two Webby Awards for its work in sharing mostly never-before-seen footage of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

HOV Alvin

Five new hydrothermal vents discovered in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean

Ocean scientists discovered the new deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites on the seafloor at 2,550 meters (8366 feet, or 1.6 miles) depth.

cabled ocean

A cabled ocean

Internet cables on the seafloor could advance how we track changes in the Arctic

Michelle Shero

The value of iron for a seal

WHOI researchers travel to remote Sable Island to determine if iron gives gray seal pups a head start in life

Four Key Takeaways From COP28

The ocean had a moment at COP28 in Dubai last year—and 2024 holds even more opportunity

A new way to discover life in the ocean’s hadal zone

WHOI biologist Johanna Weston develops a novel tool to catch and study life in the ocean’s most extreme depths

scallop and starfish

Is underwater construction noise leaving scallops defenseless?

Sea scallops expend a lot of energy reacting to noisy pile drivers



WHOI researchers develop eco-friendly plastic straw alternative

Climate change ‘bait and switch’ threatens sharks and rays

Woods Hole scientists explore new deep-sea phenomenon

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