2009

Looking for Climate Change in the South Pacific

November 6, 2009 to February 1, 2010
The focus of our research is to look for changes in water properties that have taken place since the previous occupations of the 32°S line, and to attempt  to link such changes to others seen in the Earth’s climate such as increases in greenhouse gases and global warming.

Oases for Life on the Mid-Cayman Rise

October 7 to November 6, 2009
Join a renowned team of oceanographers and astrobiologists as they explore one of the deepest points in the Caribbean Sea, searching for life in extreme seafloor environments.

Expedition to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area

September 2009
Follow an international team of scientists, divers, photographers and officials working in the Phoenix Islands, a remote archipelago of coral islands in the equatorial Pacific, on a 3-week research mission to survey what may be the most pristine, intact coral reef ecosystems on Earth, in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA).

MED 09: Tracking Noise, and Whales, in the Western Mediterranean

July 27 to September 9, 2009
During MED 09 (short for Mediterranean 2009), researchers on board the research vessel will be updating a blog about their ongoing activities and research as they work to understand the effects of sound on beaked whales and other marine mammals. Researchers want to understand how whales change their behavior when they hear different sounds, both natural and man-made.

Summer Student Fellow Blog

Summer 2009
Undergraduate students spend a summer getting hands-on oceanographic research experience and working with world-class scientists and engineers in WHOI's Summer Student Fellowship program. Follow a blog by fellow Ellie Bors as she writes about her experiences working with biologist Tim Shank.