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What are you doing here?

What are you doing here?

A curious Adélie penguin checks out a modified commercial quadcopter drone that researchers used along with estimations from ground counts to complete the first census of the species in […]

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Science in Rough Seas

Science in Rough Seas

Conditions can get a little rough off the coast of North Carolina in January, but that didn’t stop WHOI physical oceanographer Glen Gawarkiewicz and his team. Using an instrument called […]

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Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone

Look closely at this rib from a sperm whale found dead on a Nantucket Beach in 2002, and you can see a lesion—pits on the joint surface and a large […]

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Tagging Ocean Giants

Tagging Ocean Giants

WHOI researcher and engineer Alex Bocconcelli searched for endangered blue whales in southern Chile’s Corcovado Bay this past winter. To track whales’ diving behavior, his team attached temporary suction-cup tags […]

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Playing Tag with Sharks

Playing Tag with Sharks

Whale sharks and other large fish such as rays, tuna, and swordfish roam our oceans, but we know remarkably little about them. That impedes our ability to understand their roles […]

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Pollution Fighters?

Pollution Fighters?

Researchers from WHOI Sea Grant and the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension analyzed wild and farmed oysters and quahogs to see how much nitrogen the shellfish can store in their […]

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Little Gems

Little Gems

WHOI biologist Scott Lindell examines a container of gametophytes, germinal kelp plants, being prepared for use in a combined aquaculture experiment he is conducting. In six months, the millimeter-long […]

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Preparing for Recovery

Preparing for Recovery

Raymond Graham (right, in lifeboat) gets into position to join Ben Pietro (far right) on the surface buoy of a scientific mooring to prepare it for recovery after its 14-month […]

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Changing Landscape

Changing Landscape

Tuktoyaktuk means “Land of the Caribou” in the Inuvialuit language, which explains the sculpture in the foreground, but the landscape of the Northwest Territories, Canada, is also of interest for […]

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Eight Arms, No Ears

Eight Arms, No Ears

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … no, it’s a cirrate octopus that was spotted swimming past the viewport of the human-occupied deep-sea submersible Alvin in 1976. Cirrate octopuses […]

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Hot Spots on the River

Hot Spots on the River

WHOI scientists used a drone equipped with a thermal imaging sensor to create this image (inset) of a section of the Coonamessett River watershed in Falmouth, Mass. The thermal image […]

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A Fresh Perspective

A Fresh Perspective

WHOI researcher Sebastien Bigorre talks with WHOI physical oceanographer Amala Mahadevan about measurements from an underway-CTD, an instrument that measures conductivity (salinity), temperature, and depth while a ship is […]

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Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

This coral’s stark white color indicates that it is stressed. Corals host symbiotic algae that produce food for corals and also give corals their vibrant color. When ocean waters […]

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