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Indigenous science in the era of climate change

Join author Dr. Jessica Hernandez in-person or via Zoom Wed. Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. ET for a live discussion

What happens to natural gas in the ocean?

WHOI marine chemist Chris Reddy weighs in on a methane leak in the Baltic Sea

The spread of plastics and oil in Sri Lanka from the wreck of M/V X-Press Pearl

On May 20, 2021, the cargo ship M/V X-Press Pearl caught fire off the coast of Sri Lanka. The container ship was carrying 78 metric tons of a material known…

How WHOI’s young pioneers once tried to look for the lost city of Atlantis

When a new oceanographic institution began in 1930 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it was one of the few in the world equipped to search for a fabled sunken city, described…

A checkup for the oceans reveals threats to human health

The health of the world’s ocean is in serious decline—and human health is suffering as a result. A comprehensive report from the Monaco Commission and co-authored by several WHOI researchers…

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Dissolving oil in a sunlit sea


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From Oceanus Magazine

Sargassum serendipity

A surprise find connects MIT students working on solutions for a harmful algal bloom in the Caribbean

Why Indigenous perspectives matter in the climate conversation

Wampanoag Tribal Member Leslie Jonas talks WHOI, Native rights, and a timely partnership

Sunlight and the fate of oil at sea

Danielle Haas Freeman draws on the language of chemistry to solve an oil spill puzzle

A toxic double whammy for sea anemones

Exposure to both oil and sunlight can be harmful to sea anemones

Commercial ship tracks Gulf of Mexico’s hurricane heat potential

The vessel will help track hurricane intensity and other ocean conditions across the Loop Current on its regular route between Jamaica and New Orleans