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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Visits Woods Hole

(From left to right): WHOI Deputy Director and Vice President for Science and Engineering Rick Murray, Mass. Congressman William Keating, Mass. Senator Edward Markey, WHOI’s Carl Hartsfield, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and WHOI President and Director Peter de Menocal. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) A delegation of U.S., state, and…

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Rare Drone video shows critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

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May 10, 2021   During a joint research trip on February 28 in Cape Cod Bay, Mass., WHOI whale trauma specialist Michael Moore, National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, and scientists from New England Aquarium, witnessed a remarkable biological event: North Atlantic right whales in a surface active group, also known as a SAG. SAGs involve…

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SYNERGY II: BELOW THE SURFACE Now at the Falmouth Art Center

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Drifters: Zooplankton by artist Kathy Hodge What happens when science intersects with art?  SYNERGY II: BELOW THE SURFACE, now showing at the Falmouth Art Center, April 30 – May 31. SYNERGY II is a collaboration between Art League RI (ALRI) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to express ocean science research through art. The…

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Ocean science into action

From collaborations with fishermen to whale-sensing smart cameras, these five solutions-based stories will give you hope in 2021

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The Search for Life

WHOI researchers featured in episode of news program Full Measure February 17, 2021 This week, NASA’s Perseverance Rover lands on Mars to continue the search for life on the Red Planet. At the same time, WHOI scientists and engineers are applying their experience exploring the deepest parts of planet Earth to the quest for life…

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A checkup for the oceans reveals threats to human health

The health of the world’s ocean is in serious decline—and human health is suffering as a result. A comprehensive report from the Monaco Commission and co-authored by several WHOI researchers investigates the impacts of ocean pollution and recommends actions to safeguard human health.

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