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Vol. 46, No. 2, Apr. 2008

Robot 'paints' a stunning seascape

Robot 'Paints' a Stunning Seascape

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Features

Research News

Put the D-tag on the Manatee

Put the D-tag on the Manatee

Digital device is enlisted to help prevent boat collisions with endangered species

WHOI Ship Hunts for Revolutionary War Wreck

WHOI Ship Hunts for Revolutionary War Wreck

A research vessel joins the search for John Paul Jones's famous ship

 Coral Catastrophe on the Corner Rise Seamounts

Coral Catastrophe on the Corner Rise Seamounts

Fishing trawlers likely caused extensive damage to deep-sea coral communities

 Some Things New Under the Sea

Some Things New Under the Sea

... and other recent findings by WHOI deep-ocean researchers

 The deep-sea robot ABE (Autonomous Benthic Explorer) created this map of the active underwater Brothers Volcano

Robot Paints Stunning Map of Deep-sea Volcano

Sonar images reveal submerged Pacific Ocean volcano in glorious detail

DNA in Shipwrecked Jars Reveals Clues to Ancient World

DNA in Shipwrecked Jars Reveals Clues to Ancient World

New tool offers a way to find out what past civilizations were shipping and trading

The Oceans Feel Impacts from Acid Rain

The Oceans Feel Impacts from Acid Rain

Chemicals from power plants and farming especially affect coastal waters

Ocean Technology

Submerged Autonomous Launch Platforms

Submerged Autonomous Launch Platforms

"Intelligent" device decides when the time is right to send off data-gathering floats

New System to Take Long Seafloor Cores Is Ready to Go

New System to Take Long Seafloor Cores Is Ready to Go

Tested at sea, the 'Long Corer' restores U.S. capacity to extract cores up to 45 meters (150 feet) long.

Students at Work

 Plumbing the Plume That Created Samoa

Plumbing the Plume That Created Samoa

A graduate student explores the magmatic origins of islands

Ocean Policy

 Stranded Marine Mammals Stir Tough Decisions

Stranded Marine Mammals Stir Tough Decisions

Experts propose guidelines for when to rehabilitate, release, and euthanize

A Conversation With...

Amy Bower (orange jacket) leads a group of visiting students from Perkins School for the Blind on a tour of the WHOI dock, aided by WHOI senior engineering assistant Hovey Clifford (blue) and Exhibit Center volunteer Sheldon Holzer (in cap).

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

Around WHOI

Susan Avery Takes the Helm at WHOI

Susan Avery Takes the Helm at WHOI

Avery is first atmospheric scientist (and woman) to lead the Institution

OOI Press Conference

Ocean Observatories Initiative Poised to Launch

WHOI wins grant to lead national effort

 OceanInsights for the Blind

OceanInsights for the Blind

WHOI scientist creates a bond with visually impaired students

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