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WHOI-led Team Receives Funding Under New Federal Program to Accelerate Ocean-Climate Resilience

February 21, 2024

Diverse group aims to support climate resilience by linking research, industry, and the public across the value chain

Woods Hole, Mass. – The Department of Commerce and NOAA this week announced $3.9 million in awards to help small businesses improve climate […]

Sea Grant

WHOI Sea Grant commits $1.7 million to coastal research

February 16, 2024

The funding will support five major projects from watershed contaminant monitoring to data collection for sustainable fisheries and more

wind farm

Collaboration to monitor sea, weather, and wildlife

February 15, 2024

The U.S. DOE, WHOI, and partners to collect data near an East Coast offshore wind site

Fin Whale

New Research Reveals: The New York Bight Is an Important Year-Round Habitat for Endangered Fin Whales

February 15, 2024

Researchers aim to use their science to help inform best practices and strategies to better protect fin whales in waters off NY and NJ

Woods Hole, Mass. – The New York Bight is an important year-round habitat for endangered fin whales, […]

Dr. Elizabeth B. Kujawinski

ASLO honors Elizabeth B. Kujawinski with the 2024 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award

February 13, 2024

Woods Hole, Mass. — Each year, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) honors scientists for their outstanding achievements in aquatic science research, service, and education. The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award recognizes a mid-career scientist who has […]

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Researchers Studying Ocean Transform Faults, Describe a Previously Unknown Part of the Geological Carbon Cycle

February 12, 2024

Woods Hole, Mass. – Studying a rock is like reading a book. The rock has a story to tell, says Frieder Klein, an associate scientist in the Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

The rocks […]

Southern Ocean

Vitamin B12 adaptability in Antarctic algae has implications for climate change

February 5, 2024

Woods Hole, Mass. – Vitamin B12 deficiency in people can cause a slew of health problems and even become fatal. Until now, the same deficiencies were thought to impact certain types of algae, as well.  A new study examined the […]

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WHOI Receives $25 Million to Accelerate Search for Ocean-based Climate Solutions

January 30, 2024

Major funding commitment from board chair Paul Salem comes amidst increased attention on ocean’s role in climate and growing pace of funding from public and private sources

A straw in the ocean

Some Plastic Straws Degrade Quicker Than Others, New Study Shows

January 30, 2024

WHOI researchers determine lifetimes of drinking straws in the coastal ocean and develop a prototype bioplastic straw that degrades even faster than paper

An icy sunset

Study says ice age could help predict oceans’ response to global warming

January 22, 2024

Woods Hole, MA – A team of scientists led by a Tulane University oceanographer and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has found that deposits deep under the ocean floor reveal a way to measure the ocean oxygen level and […]

Cup lid at the beach

A new way of looking at plastics

January 8, 2024

WHOI researchers develop a new sustainability metric for plastic products

Large Paragorgia

New Study: Deep Sea Sensor Reveals That Corals Produce Reactive Oxygen Species

December 4, 2023

A new sensor on the submersible Alvin discovered reactive oxygen species for the first time in deep-sea corals, broadening our understanding of fundamental coral physiology 


Woods Hole, MA – Just like us, corals breathe in oxygen and eat organic carbon. And just […]

Bloomberg Announcement

Funders invests $250 million to supercharge ocean-based climate solutions

December 4, 2023

Coalition of philanthropic funders invests $250 million to supercharge ocean-based climate solutions

Dubai, UAE – Many of the world’s leading philanthropic funders of ocean research and conservation have joined forces to launch the Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance.

The formation of the Alliance […]

WHOI and IFREMER Handshake

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and IFREMER renew their partnership

December 3, 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Today, leaders at two of the world’s leading ocean science institutions signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) extending their working partnership in the exploration, study, and protection of the world’s oceans.

The MOU was signed […]

COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration

Ocean Pavilion Partners Unveil COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration

November 20, 2023

Declaration recognizes the critical role of the ocean in regulating climate change, calls for increased ocean observations

Multicorer Recovery

Evidence of Climate Change in the North Atlantic can be Seen in the Deep Ocean, Study Finds

November 17, 2023

Woods Hole, Mass. -Evidence of climate change in the North Atlantic during the last 1,000 years can be seen in the deep ocean, according to a newly published paper led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and […]

Tiger Shark

New Study Sheds Light on Why Some Animals Dive to The Dark, Deep Sea

November 7, 2023

Data from over 300 tags on large marine predators, along with shipboard sonar, point to the ecological importance of the ocean’s twilight zone

Ocean Pavilion returns to the UN Climate Conference with Call for Ocean Science to Lead Climate Solutions

November 6, 2023

In year extreme weather events driven by rising marine temperatures, the ocean will take center stage at COP28 in Dubai November 30 – December 12

Woods Hole, Mass. – A group of the world’s leading ocean scientific, philanthropic, and other stakeholder […]

Scientists Discover Additional Healthy Deep-sea Coral Reefs and New Seamounts in the Galápagos

November 1, 2023

Stunning 800 meter-long coral reef discovered with Schmidt Ocean Institute’s underwater robot off Galápagos Islands

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador- Scientists examining underwater cliff ecosystems onboard research vessel Falkor(too) using the 4,500 meter robot, ROV SuBastian, have discovered two pristine coral reefs in […]

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Fall 2023: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Trustee and Corporation Members

October 27, 2023

Woods Hole, MA – At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Fall Joint Meeting of the Board and Corporation today, Institution leaders elected two new Trustees and seven new Corporation Members.

“It is an honor to welcome these new volunteer leaders to WHOI,” […]