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Arctic or Bust

Arctic or Bust

Arctic researchers often launch their expeditions from Svalbard, Norway, where this statue of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach both poles, provides inspiration. WHOI biologist Cabell […]

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Watching Ice

Watching Ice

WHOI engineer Jeff O’Brien attaches an upward looking sonar (ULS) onto a mooring to prepare it for deployment earlier in 2015 as part […]

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Coral RATS

Coral RATS

WHOI geologist Pat Lohmann and MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Tom DeCarlo deploy the RATS ( Read More

Brave New Dive

Brave New Dive

A diver prepares to enter the waters of Vinyard Haven, Mass., from the USS Tringa in the summer of 1947. Divers at the time wore lead boots so they could […]

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Ice Watch

Ice Watch

An art installation in Paris at the COP 21 climate conference presents a reminder of the importance of the ocean in Earth’s climate. “Ice Watch,” created by the Icelandic artist […]

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Ready to Fly

Ready to Fly

Chilly conditions in Woods Hole in early 2015 provided ideal conditions for engineer Ken Decoteau to do engineering runs of a Slocum glider in advance of its deployment in […]

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Jaguar on the Seamount

Jaguar on the Seamount

On a recent trip Panama’s Coiba National Park led by WHOI biologist Jesús Pineda, AUV specialist Jeff Anderson and WHOI postdoctoral scholar Yogi Girdhar (left to right) deployed the SeaBED-class […]

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Briefing in Tokyo

Briefing in Tokyo

In Tokyo, Japan this October, WHOI scientist Ken Buesseler and Japanese colleagues briefed US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy about radioactivity levels and sources in the ocean near the […]

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Old As Ice

Old As Ice

This image of a blue iceberg, calved off a glacier, was captured on a recent research trip to waters off Greenland. Its striking color indicates that the ice in it […]

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Tracking an Advance

Tracking an Advance

King crabs may be an important economic marine resource in many regions, but they are also a high-level predator that, in the wrong place, can have devastating impacts on the […]

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Bioacoustic Pioneers

Bioacoustic Pioneers

In 1949, WHOI biologist William Schevill, right, and his wife Barbara Lawrence used a crude hydrophone and a dictating machine to record beluga whales from a small boat in the […]

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Tricking Tricho

Tricking Tricho

New research by scientists at WHOI and the University of California, has demonstrated that Trichodesmium (shown here), a key organism in the ocean’s food web, will start reproducing at high […]

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