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Frozen Moment

Frozen Moment

Deck crew of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy maneuver a plankton net into the waters of the Chukchi Sea during a cruise led by WHOI oceanographer Bob Pickart in May 2014. […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

In this 1960 photo, Mary Sears is surrounded by papers and biological samples in her Bigelow Laboratory office. Sears was the first recipient of the original Woman Pioneer in Oceanography […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

Dave Owen developed an interest in deep-sea photography—then a field in its infancy—early in his career at WHOI. During a cruise to the Mediterranean and Aegean seas aboard the original […]

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Alvinella pompejana is named after the submersible Alvin and the Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed by a volcano. Also known as the Pompeii worm, it can withstand the hottest temperatures of […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

Buck Ketchum prepared to deploy a water-sampling bottle in 1970. Ketchum was a leader in the development of biological oceanography—his research provided the basis for understanding productivity in the ocean, […]

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Making Waves

Making Waves

WHOI geophysicist Jian Lin (right) with summer student Yen Joe Tan observe waves created during a tsunami experiment at Trunk River in Falmouth, Mass. Lin and colleagues have studied […]

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A Little Background

A Little Background

A remotely controlled “JetYak” surface vehicle leaves a beach on Bikini Atoll recently during a trip by WHOI chemists Ken Buesseler and Matt Charette. Use of the JetYak is led […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

WHOI physical oceanographer Alan Faller (right) and a visiting colleague conducted a circulation experiment in 1957. Building on early studies of the Gulf Stream, Faller’s lab did illustrative experiments on […]

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Two for One

Two for One

Common marine algae naturally produce chemicals that might be of use to humans. In 2002, Greg O’Neil (right) worked as a summer research student with WHOI chemist Chris Reddy (left) […]

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Man Outboard

Man Outboard

Jim Broda (left) stands on the fantail of the research vessel Knorr just prior to the ship’s last science cruise as research assistant Al Gagnon tests the “manbasket” work […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

In 1968, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced the creation of a joint program for graduate studies in oceanography. Today, the marriage is still […]

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Listen In

Listen In

The WHOI dock not only provides a place for research vessels to tie up, it also offers Institution scientists and engineers ready access to the water as they develop new […]

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From the Archives

From the Archives

William Stelling Von Arx (1916-1999), shown here working with a wide-angle cloud camera and lens, first came to WHOI in 1945. He is known for his work in physical oceanography […]

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All Battened Down

All Battened Down

Lines on Knorr were doubled Monday in advance of a blizzard moving up the East Coast forecast to bring hurricane-strength gusts and near-record amounts of snowfall. WHOI port engineer Read More

Storm Library

Storm Library

WHOI guest student Margaret DiGiorno returns a core sample from Blackmore Pond in Wareham, Mass., to its place in a refrigerated storage unit. DiGiorno, an undergraduate student from Northeastern University, […]

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Under the Ice

Under the Ice

WHOI engineer Loral O’Hara installs a new shroud over one of the maneuvering thrusters on the Nereid Under Ice (NUI) remotely operated vehicle. NUI is connected to pilots aboard […]

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