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Hurricane Historians

With another hurricane season in full swing and a prediction for a high number of major storms, WHOI geologists are seeking clues from past hurricanes to learn more about the […]

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A Whale Trail

Three marine research laboratories in Woods Hole have teamed up to sponsor a six-foot right whale sculpture,  one of more than 50 whale sculptures that are part of this summer’s […]

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WHOI Director Steps Down After 12 Years

Robert B. Gagosian announced today that he would step down as president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a position he has held since 1994. Citing interests to […]

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Ocean Technology Meets Business Needs

Marine scientists and engineers will brief investors, business development executives, commercialization partners and economic development leaders May 24 at a conference at WHOI aimed at showcasing marine technologies and concepts […]

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REMUS and the Coral Reefs

WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers joined forces in May to study the effect of ocean currents on fish larvae spawned on coral reefs in Belize. Collaboration for the pilot project […]

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Linking Climate Change Across Time Scales

What do month-to-month changes in temperature have to do with century-to-century changes in temperature?  At first it might seem like not much.  But in a report published in this week’s […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

ImageSource, a new database of images and illustrations representing years of ocean exploration, is now available to the public. Combining a number of visual libraries and collections at the Institution, […]

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Walrus Calves Stranded by Melting Sea Ice

Scientists have reported an unprecedented number of unaccompanied and possibly abandoned walrus calves in the Arctic Ocean, where melting sea ice may be forcing mothers to abandon their pups as […]

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The Last Voyage?

The Deep Submergence Vehicle (DSV) Alvin finished a five-month overhaul in Woods Hole in early April and returned to sea April 19 aboard support vessel Atlantis for what may be […]

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Stamina in the Stream

Despite a ship strike that caused significant damage and harsh winter conditions, a surface buoy and mooring have survived a record six months in the Gulf Stream, recording both atmospheric […]

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Gliding from Greenland to Spain

In May, the Spray glider will attempt to set yet another record when it will begin the roughly 2,500-mile journey from the tip of Greenland to the coast of Spain […]

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Daily Dispatches from Hawaii

Several hundred WHOI scientists and engineers will join the nearly 3,500 researchers at  Ocean Sciences 2006, jointly sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, The […]

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