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Caribbean Corals 2013

December 2013
Investigating the health and future of corals in a changing ocean.


Communicating under a cold sun

October 5, 2013 - February 8, 2014
Over five months in Antarctica, MIT/WHOI Joint Program student examines the chemical compounds algae use to "communicate" stress in a rapidly-changing ecosystem."

Beaufort Gyre 2013

August 2-September 4, 2013
Part of an ongoing study of the Beaufort Gyre and its importance to the Arctic Ocean ecosystem.

Pilot Whales in the Strait

August 2013
A month-long study of pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar, their behavior, and the impacts of human-generated noise.


Mytilus Seamount and Northeast Canyons

July 15-25 and August 1-15, 2013
A team of scientists and technicians at sea and on shore will explore the diversity and distribution of deep-sea habitats off the Northeast Coast of the U.S.

Sensory Ecology 2013

August 1-8, 2013
Part of an ongoing series of research expeditions to investigate how animals examine their underwater world

Oases 2013

May 30 - June 30, 2013
Hydrothermal exploration of the Mid-Cayman Rise and the world's deepest active vent fields.
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Getting Back to the Gulf

June 2013
Christoph Aeppli, Ben Freiberg, and Bryan James return to the Gulf of Mexico looking for samples of oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.


Over the course of nearly 5,000 miles, a team on R/V Knorr will take an integrated look at the chemistry and biology of the western Atlantic Ocean.

Sperm Whales of New Zealand

Scientists from WHOI and around the world get up-close with sperm whales off the coast of New Zealand to better understand and preserve these iconic marine mammals.

INC5 Science & Policy

Three MIT/WHOI Joint Program students attend the International Negotiating Committee on Mercury’s 5th and final meeting in Geneva, Switzerland January 13 to 19.