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7 Places and Things Alvin Can Explore Now

With its new depth rating of 6500 meters (4 miles), WHOI’s human-occupied vehicle (HOV) Alvin is set to take scientists places they’ve never explored in person

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…


How to study an underwater earthquake from shore

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

Justin Fuji Ocean Tech

Meet the Sentry Team: Justin Fujii

Research engineer Justin Fujii on working with autonomous underwater vehicle Sentry

Ocean Life

Squid Games

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

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The M/V Bulk Xaymaca

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 on its…

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Ocean Life

4 Potential Solutions for Corals in Crisis

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

Creating synergy through art and science

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

Kalina Grabb Ocean Life

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…

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Partly cloudy with a chance of sharks

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

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Reef architects

Exploring the many forms and functions of coral polyps with macro photography

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Can environmental DNA help us find lost US service members?

Ocean scientists explore how eDNA may be able to help find and identify lost military…

Ocean Life

On the crumbling edge

The race to ensure protection for the emperor penguin across the world

Sustainable Ocean

Five ways to make every day Earth Day

What better way to help our ocean planet than reducing our impacts on land? Members…

Ocean Life

Tracking dispersal of baby fish for better reef conservation

To improve marine protected areas, WHOI scientists study the traffic patterns of juvenile reef fish

Ocean Life

The hypoxic reef

Scientists say a lack of oxygen might be stressing tropical reefs even more than warming…

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OCIA: Accelerating the pace of ocean-climate research

The first five projects funded by the Ocean Climate Innovation Accelerator (OCIA) are set to…


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Ocean Life

A bed of roses in the ocean

Flower-shaped corals blossoming off the island of Tahiti offer hope for reefs

Ocean & Human Lives

5 WHOI women making waves in ocean science and engineering

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting a few scientists who have made a difference in…

How the Ocean Works

WHOI scientists discuss the chemistry behind Sri Lanka’s flaming plastic spill

Eight months after the M/V X-Press Pearl disaster in Sri Lanka, WHOI investigators talk about…

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With worsening storms, can the Outer Banks protect its shoreline?

The double-whammy of more intense storms and a COVID-era real estate boom has scientists and…

How the Ocean Works

Waves of inspiration

Rachael Talibart explores the infinite creativity of wave photography

Mario Fernandez standing in front of Jason in Blake Lab. Ocean Tech

Meet the Jason Team: Mario Fernandez

A mechanical engineer, pilot, and expedition leader on vehicle design and adventures at sea

Amanda Sutherland working on the Sentry Van, which is a shipping container Ocean Tech

Meet the Sentry Team: Amanda Sutherland

A Mechanical engineer on independent workflow and collaboration

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Elizabeth Kolbert on ocean-based carbon removal

Pulitzer prize–winning author reflects on methods that could enable the ocean to store more carbon,…

Climate & Weather

National Academy scientists say the ocean must play a role in CO2 removal to stave off climate change

A committee from the National Academy of Science reviews ocean-based methods to remove carbon dioxide in order…

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Ocean Life

Sniffing out methane in the deep sea

Scientists cruise the Gulf of California’s Guaymas Basin to test out new tech for detecting and measuring…