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New Study Definitively Confirms Gulf Stream Weakening

September 25, 2023

The Gulf Stream – which is a major ocean current off the U.S. East Coast and a part of the North Atlantic Ocean circulation – plays an important role in weather and climate, and a weakening could have significant implications.

Heather Benway

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Heather Benway Receives AGU Honor

September 21, 2023

Heather Benway, a senior research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the recipient of the 2023 Ocean Science Award from the American Geological Union (AGU).

Florida coral reef

Innovative Techniques Provide New Means to Monitor Coral Reef Health

September 21, 2023

These new techniques, which look at microbes and dissolved metabolites of reefs, offer a new means to examine reef features and have broad conservation applications.

El Gordo hydrothermal chimney

WHOI tapped by NSF to lead OOI Program Management for an Additional Five Years

September 21, 2023

The OOI collects and serves measurements from more than 900 autonomous instruments on the seafloor and on moored and free-swimming platforms.

WHOI chemist given prestigious award

September 8, 2023

The award recognizes individuals who “materially increase the public’s knowledge of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields.”

Ocean Agency

WHOI Awarded Funding to Support Research and Development of Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

September 7, 2023

WHOI researchers are among the 17 projects that have been awarded funding by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC)

A new framework for oceanographic research

August 24, 2023

The Shared Autonomy for Remote Collaboration (SHARC) framework “enables remote participants to conduct shipboard operations and control robotic manipulators.

Mako Shark

Top Fish Predators Could Suffer Wide Loss of Suitable Habitat by 2100 Due to Climate Change

August 9, 2023

The impacts of climate change on habitats are already evident Woods Hole, MA – A study of 12 species of highly migratory fish predators-including sharks, tuna, and billfish such as marlin and swordfish-finds that most of them will encounter widespread…

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphins Communicate in “Motherese” with Their Offspring

June 26, 2023

Findings are comparable to human mothers, caregivers who modify their speech to infants and children

Ocean exhibit at Cape Cod Children’s Museum

WHOI partners with Cape Cod Children’s Museum to create a new interactive, water exhibit

June 14, 2023

“Exploring Cape Cod Waters – Become an Ocean Ambassador” now open

Telly Awards

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes home four Telly Awards

June 8, 2023

For excellence in video projects “Hope for Corals in Crisis”, and “Give Reefs a Chance” each win a gold and silver

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Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Project Looks at Pulling Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

June 7, 2023

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution project is part of the broader carbon to sea initiative

The Perkins School for the Blind students spent the day at WHOI, engaging in STEM learning through sound and touch.

Perkins School for the Blind visits WHOI

May 23, 2023

Students in Perkins School for the Blind’s Outreach Program recently spent the day at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, part of an annual program connecting students engaged in STEM learning through sound and touch, with WHOI oceanographers and researchers.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Trustee and Corporation Members

May 17, 2023

The Board of Trustees of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) today welcomed one new Board Member and eight new Corporation Members.

Cape Cod Bay with Long Point Light Station in background.

Mapping the potential path of nuclear wastewater

May 17, 2023

WHOI Sea Grant will study spreading pathways from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

WHOI physical oceanographer Magdalena Andres and Stony Brook University professor Charles Flagg at a recent visit to the cargo vessel Oleander in the Port of New Jersey.

Oleander Project Transfers to WHOI Management

May 16, 2023

30-year effort to monitor the Gulf Stream and Northwest Atlantic circulation will continue providing crucial data and insights

Chris Reddy book

WHOI Marine Chemist Shares Hard Won Advice for Communicating in the Face of Environmental Disasters

May 10, 2023

Science Communications in a Crisis: An Insider’s Guide draws on decades of experience


Atmospheric Research Provides Clear Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change Signal Associated with CO2 Increases

May 8, 2023

Claims that Climate Change Is Natural are Inconsistent with Atmospheric Temperature Trends


First Observational Evidence of Beaufort Gyre Stabilization, Which Could be Precursor to Huge Freshwater Release

May 8, 2023

Significant ramifications including impacting the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a key component of global climate, are possible.

HOV Alvin’s manipulator arm collects samples from rocky outcrop at the crest of a ridge, populated by cold water corals, squat lobsters, anemones, basket stars and deep-sea fish.

Scientists Aboard R/V Atlantis Discover Deep-Sea Coral Reefs in the Galápagos

April 17, 2023

Observations using the newly upgraded human-occupied vehicle Alvin are the first of a deep-water coral reef in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. The reefs are located at depths between 400-600 m, atop previously unmapped seamounts.