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U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Releases National Science Strategy for Harmful Algal Research and Response

July 23, 2024

Updated national science strategy for harmful algal research and response builds on major accomplishments, findings.


WHOI and the University of the Virgin Islands extend Partnership

July 16, 2024

WHOI and the University of the Virgin Islands entered into a MOU extending their working partnership in the exploration and protection of the world’s oceans.

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The Detection of a Massive Harmful Algal Bloom in the Arctic Prompts Real-Time Advisories to Western Alaskan Communities

July 10, 2024

The potent toxicity of the 2022 HAB event “posed an unprecedented risk to human and ecosystem health.”

Desertas Petrel

Groundbreaking Study Reveals Oceanic Seabirds Chase Tropical Cyclones

July 9, 2024

A new study reveals that the rare Desertas Petrels, a wide-ranging seabird in the North Atlantic, exhibit unique foraging behaviors during hurricane season.

Black Girls Dive Scholars

Black Girls Dive Foundation Launches Program in Partnership with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

June 28, 2024

Three BGDF scholars will participate in the BGD IMPETUS-Internship at WHOI. This paid, 10-week summer program provides an opportunity for BGD Scholars to engage in cutting-edge research.


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution working with Ocean Discovery League on next generation deep ocean sensor system

June 27, 2024

Group received $1.2MM NOAA grant, one of the largest single investments in technology targeting the deep sea.

Yawkey 2023

Yawkey Foundation and WHOI present: Ocean & Climate Outreach Series

June 25, 2024

Looking for a fun, free, interactive way to learn more about the mysteries of the ocean? WHOI & the Yawkey Foundation present the 2024 Ocean and Climate Outreach Series.

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Warm water could persist within icy ocean worlds

June 24, 2024

A new study investigates how the influence of low gravity, as found on ocean worlds in our solar system, impacts flow of water and heat below their seafloors.


Wave activity on Saturn’s largest moon

June 20, 2024

MIT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers find wave activity on Saturn’s largest moon may be strong enough to erode the coastlines of lakes and seas.


WHOI Scientists ‘read’ the messages in chemical clues left by coral reef inhabitants

June 10, 2024

What species live in this coral reef, and are they healthy? Chemical clues emitted by marine organisms might hold that information

Coastal communities in Ghana

WHOI to Receive Funding For Ocean Margins Initiative in West Africa

June 4, 2024

New program at Schmidt Sciences will refine details of ocean carbon cycling and ecosystem resilience

Alvin Christening

Sixty Years of Deep Ocean Research, Exploration, and Discovery with Human-Occupied Vehicle Alvin 

June 4, 2024

In June 1964, the world’s first deep-diving submersible dedicated to scientific research was commissioned. What have we learned over the past 60 years?

Ocean exhibit at Cape Cod Children’s Museum

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Cape Cod Children’s Museum partner for World Ocean Day celebration

June 3, 2024

The Cape Cod Children’s Museum (CCCM) is proud to announce that its Exploring Cape Cod Waters exhibit is now fully complete.

Researchers improve satellite surveillance of emperor penguins

May 29, 2024

New method will provide accurate counts and breeding success of the threatened species in the light of climate change

A Kids Book

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Marine Chemist Authors ‘A Kids Book About Being a Scientist’

May 21, 2024

In his new book, A Kids Book About Being a Scientist, award-winning author and WHOI chemist Chris Reddy encourages young people to explore the world around them

CTD Recovery

New Technologies Revise Scientists’ Understanding of the Oxygen Minimum Zone

May 21, 2024

A new technology detects trace amounts of oxygen in an environment where previously these life-supporting molecules were below the limit of detection.

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Spring 2024: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Trustees and Corporation Members

May 17, 2024

At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s (WHOI’s) Spring Joint Meeting of the Board and Corporation today, Institution leaders elected three new Trustees and seven new Corporation Members.

Perkins Students

Perkins School for the Blind Visit Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

May 13, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, WHOI welcomed students from Perkins School for the Blind’s Outreach Program.

Communicator Awards

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes home four Communicator Awards

May 9, 2024

The Communicator Awards recognizes organizations committed to excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communication.


For microscopic organisms, ocean currents act as ‘expressway’ to deeper depths, study finds

May 2, 2024

New research shows how tiny plant-like organisms hitch a ride on ocean currents to reach darker and deeper depths, where they impact carbon cycling and microbial dynamics in the subtropical oceans.