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Illuminating the Ocean with Sound

Illuminating the Ocean with Sound

WHOI’s new research vessel Niel Armstrong is equipped with an EK80 broadband acoustic echo sounder. Using a wide range of sound frequencies, it gives scientists the ability to identify and distinguish between different types of marine life…

The Hotspot for Marine Life

The Hotspot for Marine Life

The continental shelfbreak in the waters off New England is an area where a spectacular abundance and diversity of marine life aggregate year-round. The Pioneer Array, a part of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative, was…

Tiny. Ubiquitous. Vital. Delicate. Vulnerable.

Tiny. Ubiquitous. Vital. Delicate. Vulnerable.

Tiny. Ubiquitous. Vital. Delicate. Vulnerable.

Tiny. Ubiquitous. Vital. Delicate. Vulnerable.

Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies

Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies

Artist Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh is passionate about exploring the ocean’s great unknowns. Via her latest work, she has found a kindred spirit in Gareth Lawson, a biological oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Their unique…

New Ways to Analyze Ocean Imagery

New Ways to Analyze Ocean Imagery

<!– –> Moore Foundation grant sparks ocean informatics initiative Over the past decade, ocean scientists have built underwater systems that have greatly expanded their capacity to collect images from under the sea. But the value…