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Biology Thursday Seminars

Biology Thursday Seminars

Every Thursday, the Biology department hosts a research seminar. Please check the schedule for the time and location.

WHOI Calendar

WHOI Calendar

View listings for seminars happening around WHOI.

Recent Research Highlights [more highlights]

May 11, 2015

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

Growing marine bacteria in the laboratory is a challenge
Source: Oceanus Magazine
February 6, 2015

A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

Epic voyage begins to illuminate the micro-universe across the Pacific
Source: Oceanus Magazine
December 24, 2014

Bringing a Lab to the Seafloor

New device probes deep-sea microbial life
Source: Oceanus Magazine
December 18, 2014

The Waves Within the Waves

Scientists stalk the mysterious phenomenon of internal waves
Source: Oceanus Magazine
November 26, 2014

Trouble in the Tropics

Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Online Expeditions [more expeditions]

Dive and Discover Expedition 15: Dark Life at Deep-sea Vents

January 2 to January 22, 2014
Join Expedition 15 this winter as we venture into the Pacific Ocean to examine life in some of the most extreme environments on Earth—deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

NOAA's Ocean Explorer: Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea

NOAA's Ocean Explorer: Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea

September 27 to October 16, 2007
Join Larry Madin, Chief Scientist and WHOI's Director of Research, on an expedition to unexplored waters south of the Philippine Islands, in search of the strange, and possibly unknown, fishes, jellyfish, squids and shrimp that live in the dark deep waters of the Celebes Sea.

Online Identification Guide


Photographic Identification Guide to Larvae at Hydrothermal Vents in the Eastern Pacific

The purpose of this website is to assist researchers in the identification of larvae of benthic invertebrates at hydrothermal vents.