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Ten Years Later

Ten Years Later

In 2006, WHOI launched Image of the Day. Since then, nearly 4,000 images have graced the home page highlighting WHOI researchers, expeditions, and discoveries. This is the very first image […]

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Small Bloom Expected

Small Bloom Expected

Alexandrium fundyense is the algae notorious for producing a toxin that accumulates in shellfish and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning in humans. This organism swims in the water and divides […]

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Vectoring in on Currents

Vectoring in on Currents

Jerry Dean (foreground) and colleague carry a Vector Averaging Current Meter that had just been recovered from the Sargasso Sea, where it was attached to a mooring line as part […]

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Woods Hole, 1948

Woods Hole, 1948

The village of Woods Hole, one of eight villages in the Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts, is shown here circa 1948. Trains, visible at bottom of the image, where the Steamship Authority […]

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Color and Splash

Color and Splash

Children match colors on a chart to the color of water containing a dye to indicating the pH, or acid/alkaline levels, of the water to learn about the widespread […]

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Field of Stars

Field of Stars

Scientists exploring off the south coast of Fernandina Island in the Gálapagos archipelago recently saw and imaged this field of sea stars at about 280 meters (919 feet) deep. […]

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Fierce Fish

Fierce Fish

In the early years of using moored instruments to gather information about the ocean, many moorings sustained damage that some researchers attributed to bites from fish. Not everyone was convinced, […]

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Bottled Water

Bottled Water

Water-collecting cylinders known as Niskin bottles stand ready, their spring-loaded caps open at both ends. Niskin bottles are most often attached to a CTD rosette sampler—a frame holding a […]

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Surprising Swarm

Surprising Swarm

During a dive in a manned submersible, researchers studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount came across an unexpected sight—thousands of red crabs in low-oxygen waters swarming like insects […]

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Atlantis Rising

Atlantis Rising

The research vessel Neil Armstrong is by no means the first connection between the exploration of space and the ocean. The nation’s first research vessel, WHOI’s R/V Atlantis, gave its […]

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High Honor

High Honor

In 2011, leaders of Congress presented gold medals to the crewmembers of Apollo 11, the 1969 journey commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong that culminated with man’s first steps on […]

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Play Time

Play Time

A Pacific white-sided dolphin swims alongside the research vessel Atlantis during an October 2006 cruise off the Oregon coast. Pacific white-sided dolphins and their Atlantic counterparts are known as […]

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Serpentine Style

Serpentine Style

It’s not a miniature serpent—scientists found this glassy planktonic worm in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. A relative of earthworms, it uses its red-tipped swimming paddles to swim through the […]

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Welcome to New York

Welcome to New York

In May 1997, the recently launched research vessel R/V Atlantis made its way into New York City during its first year of service. Atlantis continues to be operated by […]

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