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Deep-Sea Circulation

Deep-Sea Circulation

WHOI engineer Brian Hogue assembles a new aluminum frame around a Nobska MAVS-4 acoustic current meter. The frame helps to minimize turbulence around the current meter once it is […]

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Where Plastic Went

Where Plastic Went

Surface currents flow clockwise in the North Atlantic Ocean, forming the circular pattern called the North Atlantic subtropical gyre (black contour line). In 2010, scientist Kara Lavender Law of the […]

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A Buried Past

A Buried Past

WHOI researchers are trying to better understand future storms by studying the past, such as the hurricane of 1938, which devastated Cape Cod and killed hundreds. As a hurricane […]

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Holding It Together

Holding It Together

WHOI engineering assistant Chris Basque splices wires from an electromechanical (EM) chain—the large black rubber tube—to a black-and-blue coiled “pigtail” cable. This EM chain is part of a surface mooring […]

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Shrimp and Mussel Stew

Shrimp and Mussel Stew

Shrimp swarms and abundant mussels populate the Logatchev hydrothermal vent field about 3,000 meters (more than 9,800 feet) deep on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, about halfway between the Caribbean Sea […]

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Bad Sign on a Good Beach

Bad Sign on a Good Beach

You never want to see a sign like this on a beach, especially right before the traditional Memorial Day start of summer. The waters off beaches are regularly tested […]

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Neil Armstrong Takes New York

Neil Armstrong Takes New York

The research vessel Neil Armstrong, shown here working off the North Carolina coast on the Processes driving Exchange at Cape Hatteras (PEACH) project, will participate in Fleet Week in New York City […]

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After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park

A team of researchers worked well past sunset on the shore of Yellowstone Lake in 2016 to section and catalog a core they had taken from the lake bed earlier […]

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Student Out of Water

Student Out of Water

Alexandra Labella, an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, analyzes a sediment core sample in the lab of WHOI scientist Jeff Donnelly. Labella is one of many students who work at […]

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Sunrise In The Arctic

Sunrise In The Arctic

Sunrise comes to Sachs Harbour, a village on Banks Island in the Canadian Arctic that in 2014 was a research hub and equipment center for scientists studying sea ice. […]

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