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New Sea Level Rise report

This new WHOI report provides an in-depth look at three factors contributing to sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast, and how scientists are studying the phenomenon. Learn how new technologies, along with a better understanding of how the oceans, ice sheets, and other components of climate interact, have helped scientists identify these factors.

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Leaders-in-Training from Camp Harbor View participate in whale watching trip with WHOI biologists
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First discovered by WHOI researchers in 1979, deep sea hydrothermal vents harbor unexpected life including tubeworms, mussels, and other animals sustained by energy from chemicals escaping the seafloor. The discovery of such organisms thriving out of sunlight’s reach represented an important step in understanding life on our planet, and raised questions about the origin of life on Earth.  (Photo courtesy of Dan Fornari, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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WHOI geochemist Ken Buesseler discusses marine radioactivity monitoring in the Marshall Islands atop Runit Dome
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