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A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

What did we learn from the Deepwater Horizon disaster?

‘SharkCam’ films basking sharks off Scotland

Ningaloo Reef
woods hole
deep water corals
polar landscape
Conserving our Coasts
You never want to see a sign like this on the beach. The waters off beaches are regularly tested to ensure that they don’t contain unhealthful bacteria levels. But a lag time between when the water is sampled and when the results come in can cause beach closures after bacteria have dispersed, or openings when bacteria are present but not yet counted. New methods of detection based on identifying bacterial DNA can significantly shorten the time between sampling and results and let managers make more timely decisions about beach closures. (Photo by Elizabeth Halliday, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
WHOI marine chemist Ken Buesseler (right), one of the authors of the study, deploys a sediment trap used to study the biological carbon pump during a 2018 expedition in the Gulf of Alaska. (Photo by Alyson Santoro, University of California Santa Barbara)
floating plastic
It's Just a Fluke
acoustic telescope illustration
Porites coral
Advanced tools at WHOI's DunkWorks rapid prototyping facility are among those available to startups, entrepreneurs, and others who receive funding through the new D'Works innovation fund. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
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Marine Imaging Technologies' ROV inspects a shipwreck in the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. (Photo by Marine Imaging Technologies, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sosik with sled
diver and kelp
The new study uses a method of tracking the strength of near-shore ocean currents from a distance via measurements of coastal sea level. (Photo by Carol Anne Clayson, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Some of the more than 1,000 tanks holding treated and untreated wastewater from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant. (Photo by Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)