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Vol. 50, No. 2, Fall 2013

Vol. 50, No. 2, Fall 2013

Life in the Ocean

Two features set our planet apart. It has an ocean and a splendid diversity of life. Those facts are not unrelated.

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Seabirds Face Risks from Climate Change

Scientists who study birds in remote regions also confront danger

The Decline and Fall of the Emperor Penguin?

Climate Change and Shrinking Ice Threaten Polar Birds

Of Wings, Waves, and Winds

Of Wings, Waves, and Winds

WHOI oceanographer explores the mysteries of albatross flight

A Robotic Albatross?

A Robotic Albatross?

Soaring seabirds offer lessons on glider technology

Life in Strange Places


Behold the 'Plastisphere'

Colonies of microbes flourish on tiny bits in the ocean

Thousands of shrimp (Rimicaris exoculata) crowd around a black smoker at the Snake Pit hydrothermal vent field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Symbiosis in the Deep Sea

Scientists discover how bacteria living with shrimp make a living


An Ocean Instrument Is Born

Meet SID: the Submersible Incubation Device


The Harshest Habitats on Earth

Life blooms in Deep Hypersaline Anoxic Basins

Lush Life, Deep Down

Thriving biodiversity discovered under the seafloor


Why Haven't the Cod Come Back?

Preserved fish scales yield clues to ocean ecosystem changes

An Ocean That's No Longer Wild

Tagging project aims to help conserve sharks, rays, and other fish

Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with Sharks

An underwater robot learns how to track great whites



Dropping a Laboratory into the Sea

Revolutionary Sensor Detects Toxic Marine Organisms


What Causes the Atlantic to Bloom?

Scientists find surprising trigger for spring plant growth


A Day in the Life of a Phytoplankter

A conversation with WHOI biologist Sam Laney

This image shows a manifestation of the North Atlantic bloom west of Iceland.

Art Meets Science in a Book called Bloom

Scientist tries her hand at distilling research into poetry

Whales, Dolphins & Seals


Call of the Whales

Underwater robots provide roving ears in the sea


The Return of the Seals

Growing Herds Raise Questions on Sharks, Fish, and Poop

Tangled Up in Fishing Gear

What scientists learned from a right whale named Eg 3911

Whale FM

Caller IDs for Whales

Crowd-sourcing helps sort marine mammal vocalizations

Animals in a Changing Ocean

What Is the Sound of 130 Wind Turbines Turning?

What Is the Sound of 130 Wind Turbines Turning?

Researchers record undersea sound at offshore wind farm site


Sassy Scallops

How will shellfish fare as ocean conditions shift?


A Quest For Resilient Reefs

Corals are threatened by the ocean's changing chemistry

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

Seawater's lower pH will affect food supplies, pocketbooks, and lifestyles


Can Squid Abide Ocean's Lower pH?

Experiments hint at harm to critical balance organs

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