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Week of June 28, 2015
Mon Jun 29

Comparing Policies for Responding to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

9:30 AM • Redfield Auditorium
Porter Hoagland, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Laser-Based Chemical Sensors for Ocean Environments

10:00 AM • Redfield Auditorium
Anna Michel, WHOI

Summer Lecture Series

Sponsor: Academic Programs Office

Tue Jun 30

Carbon Cycling in Intertidal Salt Marshes: An Important Source of Inorganic Carbon and Buffering Capacity to the Coastal Ocean

12:15 PM • Clark 507
Zhaohui 'Aleck' Wang, WHOI

Sponsor: MC&G Department

Turning Ocean Mixing Upside Down

3:00 PM • Clark 507
Raffaele Ferrari, MIT

Sponsor: Physical Oceanography Department

Ozone Depletion: A Science and Policy Success Story

5:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Susan Solomon, MIT

2015 Sears Public Lecture
(reception to follow)

Sponsor: WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program

Wed Jul 1

Fluid-Structure Resonance in Flexible Propulsive Panels and Swimming Fish

12:15 PM • Smith Conference Room
Erik Anderson, Grove City College, PA

Sponsor: AOP&E Department

Thu Jul 2

Ecosystem Evolution in the Wake of Ice Shelf Disintegration along the NW Weddell Sea, Antarctica

12:00 PM • Redfield Auditorium
Mattias Cape, WHOI

Sponsor: Biology Department

Fri Jul 3

Life Interrupted: Exploring the World of Extreme Adaptation

8:00 PM • Lillie Auditorium
Jonathan Gitlin, Marine Biological Laboratory

Friday Evening Lecture Series – Segal Lecture

Sponsor: Marine Biological Laboratory

Other Events and Notes of Interest


There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on July 3.


Presents WHOI scientists/authors Tim Shank and Dan Fornari who will discuss their new book “Discovering the Deep” on Friday, July 10, at noon in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The deep oceans and global seafloor are truly Earth's last frontier. They remain largely unexplored, yet are critical to our survival on this planet. This magnificent, full-color volume transports you to bizarre landscapes hosting exotic life forms that rival the most imaginative science fiction. Starting with a historical summary of seafloor exploration and the developing technologies used to study this extreme environment, it then describes the distinctive geologic components of the Earth's ocean floor and the unusual biological communities found along the mid-ocean ridges. This is an indispensable reference for researchers, teachers, and students of marine science, and a visually stunning resource that will enlighten and intrigue oceanographers and enthusiasts alike. A suite of online resources, including photographs and video clips, combine with the book to provide fascinating insights into the hidden world of seafloor geology and biology using the latest deep-sea imaging and geological concepts. Books will be for sale after the talk. Sponsored by the WHOI Information Office. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.


Is now open for the season Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call (508) 548-7270 or visit www.woodsholemuseum.org.


Will perform "Godspell” June 11 – 27, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. "Godspell” is directed by Corinne Cameron with musical direction by Katie Lynch Koglin. Performances will be at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $18.00.  To order tickets, please call (866) 811-4111 or visit http://www.woodsholetheater.org/.


On Tuesday, July 7, at 3:00 p.m., the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center will host a presentation by Senior Scientist Dennis McGillicuddy titled “Forecasting New England "Red Tides.” Each year, coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine are prone to blooms of the harmful algae, Alexandrium fundyense. The algae pose no direct threat to human beings, however the toxins they produce can accumulate in filter-feeding organisms such as mussels and clams - which can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans who consume them. To insure the shellfish we consume is safe, harvesting areas are carefully monitored by state agencies. Learn more about the work scientists have done to develop a forecasting system to help the shellfish industry and environmental managers better plan for the annual bloom. The “Science Made Public” talks are free and open to the public. The WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center is located at 15 School Street in Woods Hole. For more information, call (508) 289-2700 or http://www.whoi.edu/scienceMadePublic/.


WHOI will be hosting a Cape Cod Health Care Blood Drive on Thursday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Clark 507.  All blood types are needed, especially O negative.  O- donors are “universal” donors, meaning O- blood can be transfused to any patient in need.  Cape Cod Healthcare currently only has a one-day supply of O- on hand. Every pint of donated blood stays on Cape Cod to serve the community and to save the lives of friends, family, and neighbors.  For more information, please call (508) 862-5663 or visit http://www.capecodhealth.org/classes-events/search-results-detail/?eventId=14b9a660-35a3-e411-86da-2c768a4e1b84. Everyone that donates blood will receive a coupon for a free carton of Friendly’s ice cream.


Auditions will be held for the thriller, "The Birds" by Conor McPherson, from a story by Daphne du Maurier on Sunday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m., at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. The Director is William Kennedy. There are roles for a woman in her late forties/fifties; a man in his forties/fifties; a woman in her twenties; and a man in his fifties. Production dates are September 10-12 at 8:00 p.m., 
September 17-19 at 8:00 p.m., and
September 24-26 at 8:00 p.m. There will be one Sunday matinee TBD.


Is now open for the season Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  For more information, call (508) 548-7270 or visit www.woodsholemuseum.org.


Dr. Kenneth W. Ford will speak at the library about his new book Building the H Bomb: A Personal History (World Scientific, 2015) on July 6, at 7:30 p.m., and tell some of the stories behind its publication. The talk will be mostly autobiographical, highlighting the author’s work on the hydrogen bomb. Thanks to life-long Woods Hole summer resident Nancy Lassalle, the library will be offering a series of lectures and films about dance in America this summer. The talks will be held on four sequential Wednesday evenings in July, starting July 8. All will be held in the lower level meeting room and will start at 7:30 p.m. The first will be given by Woods Hole summer resident Gretchen Ward Warren, who had a career as a professional ballerina, eventually becoming a professor of dance in Florida. Her talk is titled “Paul Taylor, America’s Greatest Living Choreographer.” She praised him in saying “At 85, an age when most artists’ best work is behind them, Paul Taylor, one of the seminal choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, continues to win public and critical acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance, and power of his dances.” The monthly “Gardening Roundtable” at the library will continue through the summer, on the second Thursday of the month. The next will be held on July 9, at 7:00 p.m., in the lower level of the library. These sessions, led by local horticulturalist Josh Leveque, welcome all gardeners, regardless of skill and experience, to come and share their experiences and ask their questions. All are encouraged to come to this free evening, open to the public. Thanks to a generous donor, the library is able to offer a large hand-thrown pot “Edge of the Sea” as a raffle. The pot was thrown and altered by local potters Hollis Engley and Kim Medeiros in celebration of estuaries and the ocean. It is decorated with stamped fish, horseshoe crabs, and osprey. Its neck is reminiscent of a sea urchin shell; the body has shapes like slipper shells. It is monumental - standing 12 inches tall and is almost as wide, glazed in blues and tans. People are encouraged to come to the library to see the pot and buy raffle tickets, which are $2 each or $5 for three tickets. The drawing will be held on July 14 at the library’s annual meeting, so don’t hesitate to come view the pot and buy some raffle tickets. For more information and library hours, call (508) 548-8961 or visit the website www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org.


Launched from the WHOI Information Office at 93 Water Street in the center of Woods Hole village, the tours take approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and provide excellent background on the research conducted at WHOI and on the history of the Institution. Tours are free and run in July and August, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. Please contact the Information Office for a reservation as space is limited. Telephone (508) 289-2252 or email information@whoi.edu. These tours are recommended for a teenage to an adult audience.


The center, located at 15 School Street, Woods Hole, is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Check out the new exhibit "Life Around a Hydrothermal Vent," which depicts life at a Galapagos hydrothermal vent. For more information, call (508) 289-2663. WHOI merchandise is available year-round by visiting our online store at http://shop.whoi.edu/whoi/.