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2005 New England Red Tide Media Briefings July 14

Contacts: WHOI:  Shelley Dawicki 508-289-2270   or 508-566-7017 (mobile) NOAA:  Ben Sherman 202-253-5256 (mobile) WHAT: Spring 2005 brought the worst “bloom” of the toxic alga Alexandrium fundyense since a massive outbreak…

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The Internal Weather of the Sea

Currents, fronts and eddies, often called the internal weather of the sea, are major components of ocean circulation and can change the chemical and biological environment in the ocean. Four…

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Life in Extreme Environments

Scientists have long known of organisms adapted to environments that appear inhosptable to any form of life, living in the 600-700??F waters of hydrothermal vents on the sea fl oor,…

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A Natural Petroleum Spring

Bubbles stream from vents surrounding misshapen cones formed by thick liquid oozing from the sea floor. It may sound like a hydrothermal vent field near a mid-ocean ridge, but these…

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What is That in the Water?

As summer vacations approach, beachgoers might want to bring along a guide to what they and their children will see on the beach and in the water. WHOI scientists and…

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Hurricanes and the Coastal Zone

With hurricane season arriving June 1, along with predictions of an above normal number of major storms in the Atlantic and Gulf States, understanding how the ocean and atmospheric interact…

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Blooms of a Different Sort

Commonly called “red tides,” harmful algal blooms, or HABs, are an abundance or “bloom” of single-celled marine algae called phytoplankton that grow and multiply under the right conditions. Among the…

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New Underwater Volcano Found Near Samoa

An international  team of scientists, led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Oregon and University of Sydney, has discovered an active underwater…

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Exploring the Seas from Top to Bottom

WHOI research vessels are exploring the oceans this spring from Bermuda to the Bay of Fundy in the North Atlantic and from Mexico to the Galápagos Islands in the eastern…

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