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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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Showing WHOI Are

Showing WHOI Are

A group of faculty and students on a trip to a lava field in Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument created a human “WHOI” choreographed by former postdoctoral investigator […]

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Early to Rise

Early to Rise

A team that included Mike Dodge, WHOI engineer Amy Kukulya, and NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center biologist Kara Dodge (left to right) headed out of Woods Hole at sunrise recently […]

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Back to School

Back to School

WHOI’s 2015 class of Summer Student Fellows may be gone (back to school), but they are certainly not forgotten. This year’s group of 32 undergraduates included seven international students from […]

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Hitting a High Note

Hitting a High Note

Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart watches as his wife, Emiley Z. Lockhart, climbs into HOV Alvin during a tour last month. The couple visited WHOI with their friend, […]

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Proud Lineage

Proud Lineage

Since its beginning, WHOI has maintained a vessel used by researchers to study the coastal ocean or to test equipment in local waters. Today, that job is held by Read More

Pumice Puzzle

Pumice Puzzle

On July 31, 2012, a passenger on a commercial airliner spotted what appeared to a large raft of pumice in the Pacific Ocean. Satellite imagery revealed the likely source—the Havre […]

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Precision Work

Precision Work

In this 1946 photograph, five men work in the WHOI machine shop that was then located on the ground floor of the Bigelow Laboratory. Ralph Bodman is behind the machine […]

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