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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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Bear of a Ship

Bear of a Ship

The research vessel Bear was built in Bristol, R.I., in1941 to serve during World War II as a troop carrier in the South Pacific. In 1951, WHOI chartered Bear and […]

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Tag On!

Tag On!

Mike Dodge, husband of marine biologist Kara Dodge, prepares to attach a suction cup-mounted tag to the back of a leatherback sea turtle in waters near Cape Cod recently. Both […]

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Arriving in Style

Arriving in Style

Members of the Wampanoag tribal nation (foreground) welcome the crew from the Hōkūle’a at WHOI this summer. Hokule’a is a traditional Polynesian sailing canoe currently on a round-the-world tour […]

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The Mysterious Life of Eels

The Mysterious Life of Eels

The life cycle of eels still holds many mysteries for scientists. Eels are believed to mate and lay their eggs in the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean—but no […]

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Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin'

The human-occupied vehicle Alvin hitches a ride on a flatbed before being hoisted onto the WHOI-operated research vessel Atlantis in advance of an expedition this […]

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