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Wind Report

Wind Report

WHOI physical oceanographer Anthony Kirincich (right) shows local NPR reporter Brian Morris data from an instrument that uses lasers to measure wind speeds. The instrument, called a Wind Cube, […]

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More Than a Little Bit

More Than a Little Bit

Like surgeons laying out scalpels, researchers prepare the bits they will use to drill holes through meters-thick sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The holes provide access for instruments to […]

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Securing Knowledge About the Ocean

Securing Knowledge About the Ocean

On a recent visit, Admiral John Richardson (right), the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, toured a number of the Institution’s science and engineering facilities and heard from researchers about […]

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The View from Here

The View from Here

Last August, WHOI hosted a visit by Dr. Tamara Dickinson, the Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During her […]

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Making the Right Connections

Making the Right Connections

WHOI engineering assistant Chris Judge rewires a junction box on the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason. This junction box, or j-box, houses the electrical wiring that connects the ROV’s […]

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Oysters to the Rescue

Oysters to the Rescue

Stonehill College undergraduate Dan Stone measures oxygen in a sediment core taken this past summer from a coastal pond in Falmouth. Stone works for chemist Dan Rogers, who is collaborating […]

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Free Fall

Free Fall

WHOI physical oceanographer John Toole (right) studies some of the ocean’s smallest features in order to better understand its inner workings. Toole, together with Kurt Polzin and an engineering […]

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Smart Buoy

Smart Buoy

WHOI biologist Mark Baumgartner has deployed buoys carrying his near real-time whale-listening devices off the coasts of Massachusetts, Maine, and New York. The technology includes software developed by […]

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Women at Work

Women at Work

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Sophie Chu (right) and research assistant Kate Morkeski prepare to measure the movement of dissolved inorganic carbon in a Waquoit Bay salt marsh. […]

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Dressed for the Deep

Dressed for the Deep

WHOI engineer Molly Curran puts the finishing touches on the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry by re-attaching its freshly-cleaned, bright yellow “skins.” The vehicle was completing a […]

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Storm-tossed Seas

Storm-tossed Seas

With a storm on the horizon, the ocean is probably the last place you want to put your valuable instruments. Patrick Deane (left) and Sean Whelan did just that, launching an […]

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Settling In

Settling In

Oysters and many other bottom-dwelling organisms begin life as free-swimming larvae, drifting in the ocean currents. How and when they decide to settle on the seafloor and grow to adulthood […]

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