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Vol. 44, No. 2, September 2005

A Continuing Tradition of Going to Sea

A Continuing Tradition of Going to Sea

The birth of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1930 arrived simultaneously with berths for scientists aboard Atlantis. Together, the new institution and ship heralded a new era of oceanographic exploration. Much has changed over the past three-quarters of a century, but some things have not: WHOI still provides exceptional access to the sea, and WHOI scientists, engineers, technicians, and students still resolutely head into the field—to the seafloor in the submersible Alvin; into rough winter seas off Cape Hatteras aboard R/V Oceanus; in "dormitory" boats along channels of the Danube Delta; or even, just for fun, in "unboats" to celebrate our 75th anniversary.

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Research News

Nafanua, Eel City, and the Crater of Death

Nafanua, Eel City, and the Crater of Death

A small but fast-growing volcano appears inside the crater of a mammoth underwater volcano off Samoa

Red Tide - Gone Today but Back Tomorrow?

Red Tide—Gone for Now, But Back Next Year?

WHOI researchers extend investigations of the Alexandrium bloom of 2005 and look for signs of future trouble

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

On the Seafloor, a Parade of Roses

A third generation of scientists finds the third generation of hydrothermal vent sites

Fresher Ocean, Cooler Climate

Fresher Ocean, Cooler Climate

A less-salty North Atlantic Ocean could cool northern winters

	Seafloor Reconnaissance Reveals Hidden Dangers Off Antarctica

Seafloor Reconnaissance Reveals Hidden Dangers Off Antarctica

Science team discovers potential navigation hazard near research station

soho ultraviolet image

From Ancient Roman Omens, New Data on Solar Activity

A modern analysis of historical texts sheds new light on the seasons of the sun

Calimero, a male African elephant

A Whale Expert is Called in to Decipher Odd Elephant Calls

WHOI biologist's expertise in marine mammal communication proves useful in studies of other large (albeit terrestrial) mammals

Ocean Technology


An Experiment to Dye For

Researchers trace movement of water using airborne laser

Students at Work

naval graduate students

An Officer and a Graduate Student

Long-standing MIT/WHOI program offers master's degrees to naval officers

Ocean Policy

North Atlantic right whales

In and Out of Harm's Way

Shipping lane changes proposed to prevent collisions with whales


A Whole New Kettle of Fish

New legislation and task force to explore open-ocean aquaculture

Around WHOI

A Conversation With...

Heidi Sosik

Building an Automated Underwater Microscope

A conversation with biologist Heidi Sosik

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