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New WHOI Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

WHOI announced today the appointment of Dr. Natalie Nevárez as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Nevárez will begin in this newly created role on August 1, 2021.

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Emperor Penguins
Cells Under Microscope
OTZ WHOI live 2
Brittle sea stars, which usually are in hiding, perch on top of coral to attempt to escape from hypoxic ocean waters, which have little to no oxygen in that area. Sadly, those that cannot escape essentially suffocate.
Image Credit: Maggie Johnson © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Co-author Sujata Murty retrieving a coral core piece during the underwater drilling process.
Photo credit: Justin Ossolinski.
WHOI President & Director Peter de Menocal meets with U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen on WHOI's Dyer's Dock. 
Image Credit: Jayne Doucette © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Twighlight Zone Graphic
Sea Dust
Alvin pilot Drew Bewley
A view of the Apollo Vent Field at the northern Gorda Ridge, where samples were collected by the ROV Hercules for studying microbial predators.

Image credit: OET/Nautilus Live
Crew aboard the D/V Chikyu prepare for seafloor drilling
(Illustrations by Natalie Renier, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Lauren Dykman
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star enters the winter pack ice
American lobster Image by DejaVuDesigns/
Illustration by Natalie Renier © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Lily Sanborn