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

Ocean & Human Lives

Why Indigenous perspectives matter in the climate conversation

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

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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

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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…

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Climate & Weather

5 essential ocean-climate technologies

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

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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Is sea-level rise exaggerated?

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

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…

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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…

Ocean Tech

Who is Alvin and what are sea trials?

If you like the deep sea and exploring for science, you’re going to love Alvin!

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A toxic double whammy for sea anemones

Exposure to both oil and sunlight can be harmful to sea anemones


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Invasive tunicates have shellfish farmers crying “foul”

As shellfish farmers struggle with invasive tunicate invasions, scientists are trying to gain insight into the thermal…

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How to study an underwater earthquake from shore

Scientist Chris German on a successful AUV Sentry mission when the science team could not travel to…

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Meet the Sentry Team: Justin Fujii

Research engineer Justin Fujii on working with autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry

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Shortfin squid are becoming more available to New England fishermen, but why?

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Commercial ship tracks Gulf of Mexico’s hurricane heat potential

The vessel will help track hurricane intensity and other ocean conditions across the Loop Current…

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4 Potential Solutions for Corals in Crisis

Racing against the clock, WHOI researchers and colleagues are developing innovative solutions to rebuild reefs…

Climate & Weather

Creating synergy through art and science

A collaboration between the Art League of Rhode Island and WHOI scientists transforms abstract concepts…

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Hope for Corals in Crisis

The emerging science and technology that could give coral reefs a fighting chance

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Novel tool sheds light on coral reef erosion

Jessica Olson, a gym teacher from Springdale, Arkansas, felt like she was standing in the middle of…

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Ocean Life

Partly cloudy with a chance of sharks

Researchers develop ‘heat map’ shark forecast system to improve beachgoer safety