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Vol. 49, No. 3, Fall 2012

Storms, Floods, & Droughts

Earth's delicately balanced water cycle is intensifying
People have long known that water circulates around the planet, but new evidence indicates that Earth’s water cycle is changing. Scientists are exploring all components of the system—the ocean, atmosphere, rivers, glaciers, and groundwater—to improve our ability to predict where and when life-sustaining rain and disaster-causing storms, floods, drought, and rising sea levels will occur.

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Dispatches

Coral Sanctuaries in a Warming World?

Coral Sanctuaries in a Warming World?

Change in equatorial current may slow warming near small islands

Scientists Discover the Vitamin B12 Claw

Scientists Discover the "Vitamin B12 Claw"

Newfound protein is key for algae growth in the ocean

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Fats In Whales' Heads May Help Them Hear

Study shows first evidence for auditory fats in baleen whales

The research team led by David Griffith also sampled ice and snow from an ice floe in the Canada Basin.

Do Oil and Corals Mix?

WHOI scientists explore impacts of Deepwater Horizon

Beneath Arctic Ice, Life Blooms Spectacularly

Beneath Arctic Ice, Life Blooms Spectacularly

Pools of water atop ice act as lenses to focus sunlight

Peter Traykovski, a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, outfitted a catamaran kayak with scientific equipment to survey the ever-shifting sands of the New River Inlet in North Carolina.

Shifting Tactics in Shifting Shoals

Enterprising scientist jury-rigs kayak into research vehicle

A Conversation With:

groundwater

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

A conversation with WHOI marine chemist Matt Charette

Ocean Technology

Basic Sea Cable Gets a High-tech Upgrade

Basic Sea Cable Gets a High-tech Upgrade

WHOI engineer's discovery will help scientists track undersea contaminants from Gulf oil spill

Around WHOI

New Lab Opens at WHOI

New Laboratory Opens at WHOI

'Green' building provides space for ocean observatory initiatives

 A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

A Serendipitous Seafloor Sample

Photo slideshow: How a pillow was transformed into a table

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