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“Digital Reefs” awarded $5 million

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) $5 million to participate in NSF’s ground breaking Convergence Accelerator Program. The project, led by WHOI scientist Anne…

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The Power of Super Reefs

A pregnant woman in a pink dress lifts a female toddler in a pink dress while a man in a black coast and white pants smiles at them. They are on a sunny beach with buildings, mountains and the ocean in the background.

Jessica Sieja was in high school when she got her first glimpse of a coral reef. Her father wanted his family to experience the wonder that he felt as a…

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The hypoxic reef

Scientists say a lack of oxygen might be stressing tropical reefs even more than warming temperatures, acidification, and pollution. But the combination of these factors spells disaster for coral.

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Dissolving oil in a sunlit sea

A team of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers discovered that nearly 10 percent of the oil floating on the Gulf after the Deepwater Horizon disaster was dissolved into seawater…

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