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Are offshore wind farms harming whales?

WHOI whale biologist Mark Baumgartner weighs in

As featured in the Summer 2024 “Our Living Ocean” issue:

Twilight Zone Creatures
How the Ocean Works

Five big discoveries from WHOI’s Ocean Twilight Zone Project

Six years since it began, WHOI’s Ocean Twilight Zone project brings new and exciting insights to bear

Whale Tail
Ocean Life

For right whales, a dwindling food source is causing concern

As an important food source wanes in the Gulf of Maine, right whales are forced to venture further north into a minefield of ships and fishing gear

Michelle Shero

The value of iron for a seal

WHOI researchers travel to remote Sable Island to determine if iron gives gray seal pups a head start in life

scallop and starfish
Ocean Life

Is underwater construction noise leaving scallops defenseless?

Sea scallops expend a lot of energy reacting to noisy pile drivers

Polar Expedition Ocean & Human Lives

An open polar sea?

The once-romanticized notion of an ice-free Arctic comes full circle

Ocean_Cable Ocean Tech

A cabled ocean

Internet cables on the seafloor could advance how we track changes in the Arctic

Maria Pachiadaki Ocean Tech

Our eyes on the seafloor

A Q&A with WHOI marine microbiologist Maria Pachiadaki on sampling the deep ocean with Jason

Common Eider Ocean Life

Wintering Waterbirds

Winter doldrums? Take a local birding trip to encounter a diversity of seabirds this season

How the Ocean Works

Record breakers

Find out how Antarctica’s seven largest ice shelf collapses size up in this climate interactive

ice Climate & Weather

The Polar Imperative

WHOI researchers tackle big questions in a melting world

Ocean & Human Lives

The ocean gets a fresh look at UN Climate Conference

A peek inside the Ocean Pavilion’s immersive spaces

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Rachel Jakuba
How the Ocean Works

Happy Working in the Mud

Former MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Rachel Jakuba explains how her passion for chemistry lead to a career in environmental science on Cape Cod.

How the Ocean Works

The pull of the poles

Researchers discuss their work at the ends of the earth

cold case Climate & Weather

A cold case, filed

A year after East Antarctica’s Conger ice shelf collapsed, an expert uses forensic evidence to uncover what happened

Emma Bullock Climate & Weather

The climate won’t wait

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Emma Bullock talks Arctic research in an age of climate change and international disputes

Sustainable Ocean

Puzzling over a mollusk mystery

What’s causing a contagious cancer to spread among clams?

Sarah Johnson Climate & Weather

Critical support for ocean innovation

Donation from Trustee Sarah Johnson supports innovative projects

Wind Water and Ice

Like fiction, but real. Explore the “superpowers” of three Antarctic icons

circulation How the Ocean Works

Will the Gulf Stream really shut down?

WHOI physical oceanographer Robert Todd weighs in

Joides Resolution

Unlocking the Earth’s time capsule

Mantle rocks and fluids from one of the final expeditions on the R/V JOIDES Resolution will provide insights into how Earth was formed—and maybe how life began—for generations of scientists

Ocean Life

Nowhere to go

As sea ice dwindles, Antarctic krill face an uncertain future

Greenland Ice How the Ocean Works

The anatomy of ice

Explore the beauty and science behind Greenland’s glaciers through this images from photographer Roger Fishman

working Ocean Life

Filming in the Arctic Night

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Emmy-nominated PBS film, Life in The Dark: The Polar Night

Morss Colloquium speakers Climate & Weather

Experts gather to discuss the ocean’s super-powered carbon pump

Morss Colloquium focuses on the ocean’s role in moving carbon out of the atmosphere and into the depths


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Ocean Tech

A new way to track marine snow ‘blizzards’

New submersible provides insights into how organic carbon moves through the ocean twilight zone

Jason Underwater
Ocean Tech

3 memorable Jason Dives

Volcanoes, vents, and creatures of the deep through the lens of ROV Jason

Eel Photo Ocean Life

Making sense of a mystery fish

Scientists tackle long-standing questions about the elusive American eel

emperor penguins and ECHO Ocean Tech

Up close and personal

Ocean robots work alongside marine animals to study their behavior

How the Ocean Works

It’s always freezing in the Arctic. Or is it?

WHOI experts dig into a popular misconception that the Arctic is always frigid.

Sustainable Ocean

As illegal fishing rages on, is there any hope on the horizon?

WHOI economist Yaqin Liu weighs in on the scourge of illegal fishing and what can be done to catch offenders

Climate & Weather

What’s happening with AMOC?

Scientists discuss the state of the Atlantic Ocean’s ‘conveyor belt’

Heatwave Photo Climate & Weather

Record-level heat is predicted for the months, and years, ahead. Why is this happening?

Ongoing climate change and a naturally-occurring El Niño event overlap to bring the heat

tonga gil composite
How the Ocean Works

How did the ocean remain so quiet during Tonga’s eruption?

Underwater acoustics expert Gil Averbuch teases apart a mystery

Ocean & Human Lives

Dancing with Data

Diving into the ocean-themed movements of the Boston Ballet’s “La Mer”

Ocean Life

Four wins worth recognizing this World Ocean Month

Amid a sea of environmental issues, these four victories spark hope for the ocean’s future

Autonomous robot CUREE Ocean Tech

Robots to the Rescue

How the next generation of ocean robots will help solve the planet’s most pressing problems

group chat Ocean Tech

Group Chat

Underwater robots communicate in text-like fashion off the coast of Oahu

workbench Ocean Tech

Technology Hatchery

The latest robotics projects happening inside the George and Wendy David Center for Ocean Innovation

iologists Heidi Sosik (left) and Joel Llopiz (right) examine shadowgraph images of plankton Ocean Tech

AI in the Ocean Twilight Zone

Deep Learning techniques are revealing new secrets about the mesopelagic

Amy Phung Ocean Tech

Automating Exploration

For MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Amy Phung, virtual reality and robotics are a natural pairing for ocean exploration