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Red Sea Mysteries

Red Sea Mysteries

The Red Sea has a number of curious characteristics that are not seen in other oceans. It is extremely warm, surface waters often reach over 86° Fahrenheit, and the waters evaporate […]

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Milestones for Alvin

Milestones for Alvin

The human-occupied submersible Alvin surfaces from a mission to the seafloor circa 1967, three years after the sub was built. Two crewmen assist in the sub’s recovery, as others […]

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In the Nursery

In the Nursery

Bluefin tuna are the largest of all tuna species—adults can reach ten feet in length and weigh more than a thousand pounds. But they start out small, as 2- to […]

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That is a Spat

That is a Spat

All coral colonies start off as a single newly settled polyp, or “spat.” This single polyp grows and divides asexually into thousands of clonal polyps that form a colony. Read More

Small Plate

Small Plate

It’s a simple fact of life in the ocean that there are more small marine animals than large ones, but that it’s easier to tag a large animal than […]

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Frozen PIES

Frozen PIES

From left, WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue, University of Oregon professor Dave Sutherland, and WHOI scientist Magdalena Andres deploy an instrument known as PIES—a pressure-sensor equipped inverted echo sounder—in […]

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A Gobbling Deep-Sea Vehicle

A Gobbling Deep-Sea Vehicle

WHOI engineer Justin Fujii had a bit of fun in 2016, dressing up the deep-sea robot Sentry with electrical tape to celebrate a Thanksgiving conducting research at sea. Sentry […]

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Exploring the USS Arizona

Exploring the USS Arizona

In July 2018, WHOI chemist Chris Reddy traveled to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to collect oil samples from surface sheens near the USS Arizona, which has been leaking oil since […]

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Radioactivity in the Ocean

Radioactivity in the Ocean

Crew members on the Japanese research vessel Shinsei Maru deploy a “multi-corer” to collect samples of seafloor sediments just offshore from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. WHOI scientist Read More