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A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

A Telescope to Peer into the Vast Ocean

There are more single-celled plankton in the ocean than stars in the universe. A new instrument is about to depart on a mission across the vast Pacific to capture images of what is out there.

Adieu to the Research Vessel Oceanus

Adieu to the Research Vessel Oceanus

The Mysterious Movements of Deep-Sea Larvae

The Mysterious Movements of Deep-Sea Larvae

The marvelous migrations of fish and whales through the deep sea have been hard enough for us humans to follow. But what about tiny organisms—many smaller than the dot beneath this question mark? How they…

Researchers Successfully Forecast 2008  Red Tide

Researchers Successfully Forecast 2008 Red Tide

A research team led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) successfully predicted the widespread harmful algal bloom that materialized this year in New England coastal waters. The forecasting method offers officials and shellfish…

WHOI Scientists Earn Laurels

WHOI Scientists Earn Laurels

WHOI geochemist Stanley Hart is the 13th recipient of the Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship, awarded by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for making lasting contributions to the study of the physics of…

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Ocean Microscope Reveals Surprising Abundance of Life

Towing an underwater video microscope across the Atlantic Ocean, two scientists found unexpected abundances of colonial cyanobacteria that fertilize the oceans with nitrogen. The bacteria may turn out to be “a crucial component” that stimulates…

The Oceans Have Their Own Weather Systems

The Oceans Have Their Own Weather Systems

From June to September 2005, oceanographer Dennis McGillicuddy and a team of more than 20 scientists from WHOI and five other marine science labs tracked an eddy named A4. It was the oceanic equivalent of…

Risks and Remedies from the Sea

Risks and Remedies from the Sea

Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have embarked on a novel collaboration to investigate harmful algal blooms, ocean-borne pathogens, and potential pharmaceuticals from…