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Sam Laney Receives NASA New Investigator Award

Sam Laney

0MAY 5, 2010 Sam Laney, an assistant scientist in the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), received a 2009 New Investigator Award from NASA’s Earth Science Division. The New Investigator Program was established in 1996 to encourage the integration of Earth system science research and education in the early development of scientists’…

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WHOI Participates in the Cambridge Science Festival WHOI Participates in the Cambridge Science Festival

Saturday, April 24 from Noon to 4:00 p.m March 31, 2010 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to participate in the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival’s Science Carnival on Saturday, April 24, from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  A multifaceted, multicultural event every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun! Hands-on Exploration of a Hydrothermal…

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Hearing on “Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia: Formulating an Action Plan”

Dr. Donald M. Anderson Senior Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Director, U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms September 17, 2009 Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee.  My name is Don Anderson.  I am a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where I direct the U.S. National Office for Harmful…

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Air France Flight 447 Updates

WHOI-Led Team Locates Wreckage of Air France 447 The WHOI-led team searching in the Atlantic Ocean for the wreckage of Air France flight 447, which crashed in 2009, has confirmed locating pieces of the aircraft, reports the French air safety authority known as BEA. The pieces have been identified by the BEA safety investigators as…

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Hearing on “How the Mission and Related Research of NOAA Contribute to The National Science Program”

Susan Avery

Dr. Susan K. Avery, President and Director Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MARCH 4, 2009 Good morning, Chairman Mollohan and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its important contributions to the social and economic well-being of our nation.  My name is Susan…

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Hearing on “Harmful Algal Blooms: The Challenges on the Nation’s Coastlines”

Dr. Donald M. Anderson Senior Scientist, Biology Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Director, U.S. National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms July 10, 2008 Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee. I am Donald M. Anderson, a Senior Scientist in the Biology Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I have been…

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Hearing on Discharges Incidental to the Normal Operation of a Commercial Vessel

Christopher Reddy, Associate Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 12, 2008 Introduction Good morning Chairperson Johnson, Ranking Member Boozman and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today on discharges incidental to the normal operation of a commercial vessel.  My name is Chris Reddy,…

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The Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act: H.R. 4174

Scott Doney, Senior Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 5, 2008 Introduction Good morning Chairman Lampson, Ranking Member Inglis and members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today on ocean acidification and the proposed Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act, H.R.…

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Carbon Sequestration in the Deep Sea: Navigating the Knowns and Unknowns

November 13, 2007 When: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 from 11:30 to 12:30 pm Where: HC – 8 Capitol Building Speakers: Dr. James Barry, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Dr. Kenneth Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution   The ocean plays a key role in regulating the…

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Briefing to the Senate Commerce Committee on Harmful Algae Bloom

October 9, 2007 Don Anderson briefed the Senate Commerce Committee on Harmful Algae Blooms in general, and ) about a new program to move into more applied research on HAB prediction, control and mitigation (see link on right).  The briefing was to begin preparing the staff for reauthorization of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia…

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Don Anderson, Holding Back Red Tide

JUNE 29, 2007 The ocean is teeming with plants, and most of them are good for marine animals and the planet as a whole. But as with anything in life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Biologist Don Anderson studies an insidious and sometimes fatal form of overindulgence: harmful algal…

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Christopher Reddy, Marine Chemist

Chris Reddy

Oil spills are terrible for the environment, but they also provide an excellent opportunity to study how the ocean and its ecosystems respond to extreme events. Most people see a spill and focus only on its toxic effects. But marine chemist Chris Reddy and colleagues see it as a huge injection of carbon-based food for…

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Chris German: Searching for Hydrothermal Vents Around the World

JUNE 6, 2007 When Chris German first entered his doctoral program at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s, conventional wisdom had it that hydrothermal vents could only exist in the Pacific Ocean. The first known vent sites, hosting amazing communities of exotic life that live off the chemicals and minerals spewing from the ocean floor, were found…

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Effects of Climate Change and Ocean Acidification on Living Marine Resources

Scott Doney, Senior Scientist Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May 10, 2007 Introduction Good morning Madame Chair, Ranking Member Snowe and members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today on global climate change, ocean acidification and the resulting impacts on fisheries and living…

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Welcome to the New WHOI.edu

April 13, 2007 We hope you enjoy this  newly designed WHOI.edu website. We’re proud of the new site. This redesign uses a more efficient “back end” engine to make it easier and faster for us to post new content. We put a lot of effort into how to best reorganize our site, including a number…

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Independent Panel Recommends Strong, Clear Guidelines for Development of Marine Aquaculture in the United States

WHOI Convenes Task Force of Business, Environmental, and Scientific Leaders January 8, 2007 Congress should enact legislation to ensure that strong environmental standards are in place to regulate the siting and conduct of offshore marine aquaculture, according to an independent panel of leaders from scientific, policymaking, business, and conservation institutions. At the same time, the…

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Caught in the Middle of the Marine Mammal Protection Act

A law designed to protect animals sometimes hinders research that could help them March 29, 2006 Conservation biologist Peter Tyack and acoustics expert Peter Stein were preparing to test a new sonar system designed to detect whales and help ships avoid collisions with them. Their work was halted by a federal court order. Oceanographers working…

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Joyce, Evans Give Testimony on Oceans to Congress

August 26, 2005 WHOI scientists Rob Evans and Terry Joyce testified June 8 before the House Subcommittee on Fisheries and Oceans, chaired by Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.) in a continuing effort to help educate the U.S. House of Representatives on the oceans. “While many understand that the ocean supports diverse marine species,” said Rep. Gilchrest in…

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Bosun Wayne Bailey

MAY 25, 2005 Wayne is in charge of all deck activities on R/V Atlantis. He oversees the movement of heavy equipment on the deck, and uses a variety of hand signals to communicate clearly when crewmembers using the crane can’t hear his voice. Where did you grow up? I grew up 22 miles (35 kilometers) from…

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Stace Beaulieu

MAY 22, 2005 Where did you grow up and how did that place influence your interest in ocean science? I grew up in South Florida, in Palm Beach Gardens. When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I started snorkeling with a friend and her family. Ever since then, I wanted to be a…

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Expedition Leader J. Patrick Hickey

JUNE 5, 2004 Question: What are your main responsibilities as expedition leader? Pat: I work closely with the captain of Atlantis in planning the joint operations of the sub and ship for science, and I act as a primary liaison with the scientists who come onboard. I am also responsible for all the at-sea aspects of Alvin operations, including…

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Third Mate Adam Seamans

MAY 29, 2004 Question: How did you become interested in sailing and the sea? Adam:  I grew up north of Boston, in Beverly, Massachusetts, and I sailed with my grandfather, father, plus my two brothers and two sisters. I think my mom liked it because it got us all out of the house. I liked…

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Testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

May 6, 2004 My name is William Curry. I am director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and a Senior Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department. I have served on the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council and on numerous advisory panels for the…

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