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A Storm’s Wrath

A Storm's Wrath

In September 1938 ,a hurricane struck New England with little warning, bringing wind gusts to 186 mph. The intense storm killed hundreds and devastated Cape Cod, including Silver Beach […]

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Copy Cat

Copy Cat

Turtles, dolphins, and seals are masters at maneuvering in the water. So it’s no surprise that vehicle deisgners occasionally look to them for inspiration when trying to make new generations […]

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Camera Ready

Camera Ready

David Owen adjusted an early 70mm deep sea camera in the summer of 1959 aboard the sailing ketch R/V Atlantis, WHOI’s original research vessel built solely for marine science. […]

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Summer Homework

Summer Homework

WHOI summer guest students Gabriel Roy Liguori and Fiona Hopewell assisted in a test deployment of a new instrument designed to make measurements of photosynthesis and respiration, the basic […]

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Z is for Zebrafish

Z is for Zebrafish

Zebrafish share almost 70 percent of genes with humans, so they are ideal models to study genetics of human development and disease. In addition, they are easy to maintain and […]

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Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Dave Kulis and Liann Correia, research assistants in the lab of biologist Don Anderson, retrieve a CTD—an instrument that measures conductivity, temperature, and depth—from Salt Pond, part of […]

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Light in the Ocean

Light in the Ocean

A difficult problem in oceanography is how to communicate underwater. Generally, information flows to and from underwater instruments through cables, or as low bandwidth acoustic signals through the water. WHOI […]

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Fish-Eye View

Fish-Eye View

A newly-hatched kilifish sits in a glass dish in the laboratory of WHOI biologist Ann Tarrant. These small fish are common in salt marshes and tidal creeks and live […]

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Casting for Cysts

Casting for Cysts

Alexis Fischer, a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, deploys a sediment trap in Salt Pond, a part of the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Nauset Marsh system. She monitors […]

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Of Ocean and People

Of Ocean and People

Stephanie Stefanski, a PhD student in marine resource economics at Duke University, took this stunning photograph of a breaching southern right whale during fieldwork at the Peninsula Valdes World Heritage […]

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Natural Filters

Natural Filters

Oysters are filter feeders that dine on free-living algae called phytoplankton by sucking in water over their gills. In the process, they also improve water quality by removing particles that contain […]

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Life in the Shade

Life in the Shade

This picture of tubeworms was taken in the East Pacific Rise at a depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) from the human occupied vehicle Alvin. Since the discovery of hydrothermal […]

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Finding History

Finding History

Columns of sediment known as cores taken from coastal ponds and marshes reveal layers of sand, silt, and other material deposited over the years, including during extreme storms and Read More

Watching and Waiting

Watching and Waiting

Alex Ekholm and Pelle Robbins test the programming of a newly developed ALAMO (Air-launched Autonomous Micro Observer) profiling float in a test tank at WHOI. The floats are designed to […]

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Cold Feat

Cold Feat

Gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles that change pitch and buoyancy to generate forward motion, and carry instruments that gather data on physical, chemical or biological properties of the water. […]

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Hot and Fast

Hot and Fast

WHOI senior welder/fabricator Anthony DeLane watches R/V Atlantis backing into the dock. Fabricators work with WHOI scientists and engineers to construct the physical frameworks […]

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Lava Trail

Lava Trail

WHOI graduate students and scientist explored a lava tube, a cave-like geological feature that channels lava away from eruption sites, during a field trip to Idaho’s Craters of the Moon […]

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Science Practice

Science Practice

Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte visited WHOI in July to prepare for his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean later in 2015. He was here to learn how to collect […]

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Go Set a Sediment Trap

Go Set a Sediment Trap

Bethanie Edwards, Justin Ossolinski and Peter Liarikos (left to right) prepare the float on a sediment trap for deployment from the R/V Knorr. While steaming from Woods Hole to […]

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