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From Oceanus Magazine

January 30, 2014

WHOI CSI Lab Investigates Rare Whales

Computerized Scanning and Imaging lab gets unusual double case

December 4, 2013

Call of the Whales

Underwater robots provide roving ears in the sea

November 26, 2013

The Return of the Seals

Growing Herds Raise Questions on Sharks, Fish, and Poop

August 23, 2013

Marine Mammals Meet Modern Medicine

To study whales, scientists use instruments designed for humans

Whale FM
July 25, 2013

Caller IDs for Whales

Crowd-sourcing helps sort marine mammal vocalizations

May 21, 2013

Tangled Up in Fishing Gear

What scientists learned from a right whale named Eg 3911

 Seismic Studies Capture Whale Calls
February 8, 2013

Seismic Studies Capture Whale Calls

New software could reveal songs amid the sounds

October 5, 2012

What Is the Sound of 130 Wind Turbines Turning?

Researchers record undersea sound at offshore wind farm site

April 17, 2012

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales

February 14, 2012

The Great South Channel

Where marine life meets to feast every spring

January 5, 2012

Whale Heads and Tales

A student probes the mysteries of whales' hearing

December 14, 2011

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

Why do cetacean crooners change their tunes?

November 10, 2010

Are Whales 'Shouting' to be Heard?

Whale calls get louder as noise levels rise in the ocean

November 13, 2009

Tara Hetz

Maine lobsters and right whales

September 11, 2009

To Free a Tangled Whale

... and other recent findings by WHOI researchers

July 22, 2009

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Specially engineered mooring system detects whales and warns ships

April 10, 2009

Letters to the Editor

March 27, 2009

Supreme Court Weighs in on Whales and Sonar

Research offers best way to balance needs of marine mammals and the Navy

November 13, 2008

A Tag Fit for a Porpoise

Grad students surmount big hurdles to build a device for a small marine mammal

August 21, 2008

Sea Life Is Accumulating Pathogens

A wide range of marine animals also contains microbes that are resistant to antibiotics

May 19, 2008

Pilot Whales the 'Cheetahs of the Deep Sea'

Researchers reveal first glimpse of whales' high-speed, deep-diving hunts for squid

March 6, 2008

Mining the Origins of Life

... and other recent research findings by WHOI scientists

February 15, 2008

The Sound of Sonar and the Fury about Whale Strandings

Navy and scientists join efforts to learn more about marine mammals' response to sonar

December 20, 2007

Stranded Marine Mammals Stir Tough Decisions

Experts propose guidelines for when to rehabilitate, release, and euthanize

October 11, 2007

Put the D-tag on the Manatee

Digital device is enlisted to help prevent boat collisions with endangered species

August 9, 2007

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

A graduate student journeys to Norway to investigate how orcas orchestrate their hunt

July 12, 2007

Following Whales Up a Creek

A conversation with marine mammal biologist Michael Moore

July 3, 2007

The Deepest Divers

D-tags give scientists in-depth records of whales in the depths

regina
June 20, 2007

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

Stress tests on whale bones aim to help endangered species

abandoned walrus pup in the arctic
June 5, 2006

Abandoned Walrus Calves Reported in the Arctic

Melting sea ice may be forcing mothers to strand their pups in deep water

marine mammal laboratory at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
May 11, 2006

Mass Strandings Keep New Marine Mammal Facility Busy

In its first season, WHOI lab becomes a hub for cetacean research

humpback whale
March 29, 2006

Caught in the Middle of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

A law designed to protect animals sometimes hinders research that could help them

March 22, 2006

What Brings the Food that Brings the Whales?

Scientists investigate delicately balanced ecosystem off Alaska

Baumgartner
January 20, 2006

To Find Whales, Follow Their Food

WHOI biologist employs an array of tools to reveal right whale feeding habits and habitats

North Atlantic Right Whale
January 19, 2006

Diving into the Right Whale Gene Pool

What is compromising the endangered species' ability to reproduce?

North Atlantic Right Whale
January 17, 2006

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Whale

WHOI Right Whale Initiative accelerates research to help conserve an endangered species

Eric Montie surfing
October 24, 2005

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

On and off the job, a MIT/WHOI graduate student displays his passion for the ocean

dead finback surrounded by sharks
September 19, 2005

Big Whale, Big Sharks, Big Stink

R/V Tioga sent into action to perform whale necropsy at sea

North Atlantic right whales
August 25, 2005

In and Out of Harm's Way

Shipping lane changes proposed to prevent collisions with whales

Calimero, a male African elephant
July 28, 2005

A Whale Expert is Called in to Decipher Odd Elephant Calls

WHOI biologist's expertise in marine mammal communication proves useful in studies of other large (albeit terrestrial) mammals

April 19, 2005

How to See What Whales Hear

Biomedical imaging reveals new insights into marine mammal ears

Run Deep, But Not Silent
March 16, 2005

Run Deep, But Not Silent

A new tagging device lets scientists 'go along for the ride' into the underwater world of whales

Playing Tag with Whales
March 16, 2005

Playing Tag with Whales

Engineers overcome nightmarish specifications to create a dream instrument

Mistaken Identity
February 10, 2005

Mistaken Identity

Two bromine compounds found in whale blubber are natural products, not industrial pollutants

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales
November 4, 2004

Scientists Muster to Help Right Whales

With time running out, an ambitious research plan is launched for an endangered species

Whither the North Atlantic Right Whale?
November 3, 2004

Whither the North Atlantic Right Whale?

Scientists explore many facets of whales' lives to help species on the edge of extinction

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