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Upcoming events

Wednesday, June 3, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Corals in Crisis: How scientists are racing to stop a deadly disease

Speakers: Marine biologist, ocean explorer, and conservationist Sylvia Earle, University of the Virgin Islands coral disease ecologist Marilyn Brandt, and WHOI marine microbial ecologist Amy Apprill.

Corals in Crisis: How scientists are racing to stop a deadly disease

Speakers: Marine biologist, ocean explorer, and conservationist Sylvia Earle, University of the Virgin Islands coral disease ecologist Marilyn Brandt, and WHOI marine microbial ecologist Amy Apprill.

Worldwide, corals are struggling to survive, decimated by pollution, destructive fishing practices, and climate change. Six years ago, a deadly coral disease outbreak started in Florida and has now made its way to the coral reefs in U.S. Virgin Islands, killing corals at an unprecedented rate. Can scientists help stop this underwater epidemic and contain its spread? Hear what three scientists are doing to help save corals and the spectacular ecosystems they support.

This event will also be broadcast live on WHOI’s YouTube ChannelFollow our channel and get notified when the event starts.

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Save the date for our season finale

Wednesday, June 10, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Oceans Beyond Earth

From Earth's deep ocean to the search for extraterrestrial life

With NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory astrobiologist Kevin Hand, WHOI oceanographer Julie Huber, and WHOI deep-sea explorer Chris German and special guest, comedian Eugene Mirman.

 

Past events

Wednesday, April 22, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

A Window into the Twilight Zone

Exploring the least known habitat on Earth

Filmmaker Jennifer Berglund and researchers from the expedition will be answering all your questions during the premiere via Youtube Chat.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Exploring Inner and Outer Space

Speakers: NASA Astronaut Sunita Williams, Captain, U.S. Navy, (Ret.)
and Timothy Shank, Deep-Sea Scientist, WHOI
Emcee: Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR Radio Environmental Vertical

Wednesday, May 6, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Science of Shipwrecks

Speakers: Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard and
WHOI Biologist Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser
Emcee: Barbara Moran, Senior Producing Editor, WBUR Radio Environmental Vertical

Wednesday, May 13, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Sharks! New Insights into an Iconic Ocean Predator

Speakers: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Shark Biologist
Greg Skomal and WHOI Ocean Ecologist Simon Thorrold
Emcee: Veronique LaCapra

Wednesday, May 20, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

Extreme Ocean Machines

Exploring impossible places

Guest Host: James Cameron, renowned ocean explorer and filmmaker
Panelists: Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director, OceanX; Orla Doherty, Producer of the BBC’s Blue Planet II; Andrew Bowen, Principal Engineer and Director of the National Deep Sea Submergence Facility, WHOI; Vincent Pieribone, Vice Chairman of OceanX and Director of the John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale University

Wednesday, May 27, 2020  |  7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EDT

The Future Ocean: What’s in store for our ocean planet and our ocean science?

Speakers: Fabien Cousteau, Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and Mark Abbott, WHOI President and Director