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An example of a square-rigged tall ship that could be literally taken aback. "The American full-rigger Jeremiah Thompson' at sea," Antonio Jacobsen, 1910.

An example of a square-rigged tall ship that could be literally taken aback. “The American full-rigger Jeremiah Thompson’ at sea,” Antonio Jacobsen, 1910.


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From Oceanus Magazine

5 WHOI women making waves in ocean science and engineering

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting a few scientists who have made a difference in the WHOI community and beyond

Five idioms for ocean lovers

Do these ocean idioms come from seafaring history or not? The world is mine oyster, scuttlebutt, taken aback, between the devil and the deep blue sea, sea change.

Accessible Oceans

Making marine science available to the visually-impaired

Diverse Voices From Our Maritime Past

WHOI biologist and veterinarian Michael Moore has studied the North Atlantic right whale for twenty-five years. Regularly working to monitor the populations of these critically endangered animals and to help…

Five books WHOI researchers are reading right now

Ocean scientists don’t just read peer-reviewed papers to stay inspired. Some require less-obvious forms of reading to keep their minds sharp