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Five ways to celebrate World Ocean Month

Whether you live on the coast or far from the ocean, World Ocean Month is a reminder that we’re all connected by water on this blue planet. So how exactly do you celebrate? We’ve got a few ideas for you!

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Stratus Mooring Q&A

Stratus buoy S19 deployment

By Ken Kostel | April 28, 2023

Stratus buoy S19 deployment off the coast of Chile in the eastern Pacific. (Photo by Raymond Graham © Woods Hole Oceanographic […]

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Recognizing Massachusetts Right Whale Day

April 24 marks the first-ever Right Whale Day in Massachusetts. WHOI biologist and veterinarian Michael Moore recently met with the resident who brought this special recognition about– and explains why it’s important to raise awareness about the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

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Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales Getting Smaller, New Research Finds

A report out this week in Current Biology reveal that critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are up to three feet shorter than 40 years ago. This startling conclusion reinforces what scientists have suspected: even when entanglements do not lead directly to the death of North Atlantic right whales, they can have lasting effects on the imperiled population that may now number less than 400 animals. Further, females that are entangled while nursing produce smaller calves.

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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 […]

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