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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…

WHOI-assisted study finds ocean dumping of DDT waste was “sloppy”

An investigative report this week in the LA Times features the work of WHOI’s marine geochemistry lab in identifying the discarded barrels and analyzing samples from the discovery.

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The future of ocean health

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From Oceanus Magazine

Dancing with Data

Diving into the ocean-themed movements of the Boston Ballet’s “La Mer”

Are warming Alaskan Arctic waters a new toxic algal hotspot?

With the Alaskan Arctic warming faster than almost anywhere in the world, she and other members of the Anderson Research Lab were concerned about the possible northward spread of this…

How is human health impacted by marine plastics?

WHOI biologist Mark Hahn discusses a recent global plastics study

Pakistan’s ‘Ocean of Water’

WHOI’s Caroline Ummenhofer discusses how interactions between the Pacific and Indian Oceans influenced Pakistan’s devastating monsoon rains

Bridge-to-PhD program at WHOI opens doors for new scientists

WHOI’s Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) works to expand BIPOC representation in ocean sciences with its inaugural Bridge-to-PhD Fellowship Program