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WHOI In the News

Monday, August 21, 2017

WHOI Scientist Wins Munk Award

The Falmouth Enterprise

Monday, August 21, 2017

Coast Guard icebreaker patrols the North Pole, solving mysteries and paying homage to the dead

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sunday, August 20, 2017

WHOI physicist lauded for acoustic research

Cape Cod Times

Friday, August 18, 2017

New York Today: Whales in Our Waters

The New York Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

MAGAZINE How to Film the Fastest Shark in the Ocean

National Geographic

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Outrage over dead fish in Flushing Creek

Queens Chronicle

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Himalayan origins of the mystic river Saraswati

Research Matters

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Why is the beach closed?


Why is the Beach Closed?

From the Coastal Ocean Institute

You pack your swimsuit, fins, sand shovel, and sunscreen, and the whole family piles into the car and heads to the beach. But when you get there you're greeted by a sign: BEACH CLOSED. What? Why?

Carbon Cycle


Global Carbon Cycle Interactive

Carbon is constantly on the move, changing form and location and making life on Earth possible.

The Water Cycle


Explore the Water Cycle

The water cycle connects the land, air, ocean, and even deep earth in a continuous exchange of water in all its forms that shapes the face of the planet and makes life on Earth possible.

The Future of Marine Robots


The Future of Marine Robotics

The word 'robot' means a lot of things to a lot of people. So what exactly is an ocean robot and what do they do? Find out what they are and how they are helping explore the ocean in new and exciting ways.