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Testing the Ice

Testing the Ice

An ice axe is an indispensable tool for navigating on ice. Scientists often use them to probe the snow ahead to see how deep it is, to stop themselves when sliding down […]

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Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

WHOI students and scientists paused for a group photo before Fairy Falls during a field trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The trip culminated the 2015 Geodynamics Program, […]

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

At sea, traditions that speak of home and loved ones take on greater meaning. In 1952, Capt. John Pike carved a Thanksgiving turkey in the wardroom aboard R/V Atlantis during a cruise […]

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Do More on DoMORE

Do More on DoMORE

Jian Zhao from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) takes water samples from a CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) rosette on board the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer during a 2015 […]

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Lake Home

Lake Home

Peru’s Lake Titicaca has been home to ancient civilizations for mellennia, including the Incan Empire and, most recently, the Uros, who live on a network of manmade, floating islands and […]

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Welcoming Armstrong

Welcoming Armstrong

It isn’t often that WHOI or any other research institution welcomes a new research vessel to the fleet. On October 31, R/V Neil Armstrong set out from Anacortes, Wash., where it […]

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Blazing Sunsets

Blazing Sunsets

Sunsets come earlier with every passing day this time of year, but the trade-off is that they are often quite beautiful. A recent, blazing sunset framed WHOI’s research vessel Read More

Novel Instrument

Novel Instrument

Invertebrates, such as squid and jellyfish, play a crucial role in the marine food web and are also vital commercial fisheries. Despite their importance, little is known about their natural […]

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Carbon Lock

Carbon Lock

A jar holds a sample of particles collected at 150 meters depth during a cruise along the West Antarctic Peninsula. These particles—mostly krill fecal pellets and collections of diatoms—are an […]

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In the Path of Piteraqs

In the Path of Piteraqs

The residents of Tasiilaq, the most populous community on Greenland’s eastern coast, are often exposed to the hazards of strong winds known as piteraqs. These torrents of cold air suddenly […]

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What Goes Down

What Goes Down

A scientific instrument called a CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) is pulled up to the research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer from deep in the Atlantic Ocean. The 2015 expedition led […]

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Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

The world ocean circulates like a conveyor belt, with cold, salty, dense water in the North Atlantic sinking beneath the surface. But one question remains a mystery: How do […]

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In Search of Geysers

In Search of Geysers

WHOI students and scientists investigate Spray Geyser during a field trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The trip culminated the 2015 Geodynamics Program, a semester-long series of seminars […]

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Lava, Lava Everywhere

Lava, Lava Everywhere

WHOI students and scientists ascend the Inferno Cinder Cone during a field trip to a lava field in Craters of the Moon National Monument in central Idaho. The trip culminated […]

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Long-distance Traveller

Long-distance Traveller

After a two-and-a-half month journey from Miami, a Spray glider is recovered on the continental shelf southeast of Woods Hole in June 2015. By changing its buoyancy, the glider […]

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Robot Reiki

Robot Reiki

WHOI research specialist Heather Furey and technician Roald van der Heide from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research prepare a Slocum glider for deployment in the summer […]

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