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On the Move

The Coastal Pioneer Array is moving south in 2024. WHOI’s Al Plueddemann discusses the array’s importance and its upcoming move

Ferromanganese crusts draping rocks

With deep-sea mining, do microbes stand a chance?

Scouring the seafloor for precious metals could put marine microbial communities and their ecosystem functions…

Ocean Life

Is the Great Barrier Reef making a comeback?

The world’s largest reef saw record growth after years of bleaching. So why…

Casting a (long) line to the twilight zone food web

Scientists and fishermen work together to study key predators in the ocean twilight…

AUV Sentry submerges. Photo by Luis Lamar © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

How does Sentry know where it is?

New smarts keep the autonomous vehicle on track

Pakistan flood Climate & Weather

Pakistan’s ‘Ocean of Water’

WHOI’s Caroline Ummenhofer discusses how interactions between the Pacific and Indian Oceans influenced Pakistan’s devastating…

Bridge-to-PhD program at WHOI opens doors for new scientists

WHOI’s Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) works to expand BIPOC representation…

Ocean & Human Lives

What makes science, science? Indigenous scholar asks WHOI community to stay curious

Indigenous scholar Dr. Jessica Hernandez sparks discussion at WHOI about the under-appreciated value of Indigenous…

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Ocean & Human Lives

The predictive power of geochemistry

A WHOI researcher looks for changes in gas molecules to forecast volcanic eruptions such as Mauna Loa…

The R/V Acadiana
Climate & Weather

Looking to the Mighty Mississippi for climate solutions

Researchers measure alkalinity flowing into the Gulf of Mexico to assess a carbon dioxide removal strategy

Ocean Tech

From Northern California to Ocean Engineer

OOI engineer Irene Duran’s life took her from a dry, hot California town to a…

Ocean & Human Lives

Are warming Alaskan Arctic waters a new toxic algal hotspot?


Climate & Weather

Sargassum serendipity

A surprise find connects MIT students working on solutions for a harmful algal bloom in…

Ocean & Human Lives

Why Indigenous perspectives matter in the climate conversation

Wampanoag Tribal Member Leslie Jonas talks WHOI, Native rights, and a timely partnership

Wide angle shot of marsh, two people gatherin samples in the distance, purple lupines in the foreground, a tidal greet with red clay down the middle Climate & Weather

An introduction to marsh bothering

A sea-level modeler plunges into fieldwork on Prince Edward Island

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When will Antarctica’s ice cliffs come crashing down?

Researchers challenge their own assumptions to improve sea-level rise predictions

Living on the edge Climate & Weather

Living on the edge

Science faces off with an increasingly volatile coast

Albatrose divorce Ocean Life

When it comes to albatross ‘divorce,’ climate isn’t the only issue

Personality can factor into lovebird split-ups in the southern Indian Ocean

Jamie Austin

Coming full circle

WHOI Trustee Jamie Austin’s endowed fund supports strategic goals

How the Ocean Works

The teetering balance of coastal CO2

WHOI scientists Matt Long and Aleck Wang explain the incredibly important role of coastal seagrasses…

Climate & Weather

5 essential ocean-climate technologies

In the race to find solutions to our climate crisis, these marine tools help us…


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A ship floats in the the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Photo by Kris Krug, Wikimedia Commons)
Ocean & Human Lives

Sunlight and the fate of oil at sea

Danielle Haas Freeman draws on the language of chemistry to solve an oil spill puzzle

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Climate & Weather

Is sea-level rise exaggerated?

Physical oceanographer and sea-level rise expert Chris Piecuch says sea level is rising — and faster every…

How the Ocean Works

Ocean acidification is no big deal, right?

WHOI’s Jennie Rheuban discusses the very real phenomenon of an increasingly acidic ocean and the…

The Thames River used to freeze over in winters during the Little Ice Age, providing thick enough ice to support large outdoor festivals known as frost fairs. (Image courtesy of Rijks Museum) BY ELISE HUGUS | SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Climate & Weather

Are we heading toward another Little Ice Age?

WHOI climate scientists sound off on the likelihood of ‘global cooling’

Ocean Life

Making a splash on TikTok

Nate “The lumpfish guy” Spada brings ocean science to millions with amazing creatures and a…

Leslie Henderson and Blake Gardner, divers with the C.O.R.E. St. Croix Coral Strike Team, use syringes to apply an amoxicillin paste to a section of affected pillar coral off the coast of St. Croix. (Photo by Jason Quetel, © VI-DAC) Climate & Weather

An aquatic outbreak

Stony coral tissue loss disease continues devastating Caribbean reefs. Here’s what we know about it…

Isabela Le Bras Climate & Weather

Waiting on the next freshwater flush

Could the unprecedented amounts of freshwater in the Beaufort Sea stall the current system that…

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. Climate & Weather

The Power of Super Reefs

Jessica Sieja was in high school when she got her first glimpse of a coral…

How the Ocean Works

Wilmington’s shark tooth divers thank the last ice age for their treasure trove


Ocean Life

Edie Widder: A light in the darkness

By sharing her fascination with the luminous deep, explorer, author, and conservationist Edie Widder sheds light on…