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Media Tip Sheet – September 2021

Welcome to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s media tip sheet.  You are receiving this email because you’ve asked to be kept up to date on news items, or we have worked…

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FAQs: Radiation from Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded—occurred 80 miles off the coast of Japan. The earthquake created a series of tsunamis, the largest estimated…

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FAQs: Deep-Sea Mining

What is deep-sea mining? Deep-sea mining is the proposed extraction of metallic and non-metallic mineral resources from the ocean floor at water depths greater than 200 meters (650 feet). Shallow-water…

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FAQs: Clinging jellyfish

What are clinging jellyfish? Clinging jellyfish (Gonionemus) are small jellies—adults are about 2.5 centimeters (~1 inch) in diameter—that have an orange-brown cross on their transparent bodies. They are known as…

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Statement and FAQs on Cyberattack

On Tues., Oct. 13, 2015, the WHOI computer network was shut down for several hours and all WHOI email account holders were required to change their passwords. These actions were…

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Beaufort Gyre Exploration Update

October 2014—A concerted 12-year study of a remote interior region of the Arctic Ocean—considered the flywheel of Arctic climate—has revealed significant environmental changes that could in turn cause further changes…

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FAQ: Nereus

Hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV) Nereus was confirmed lost 9,990 meters (6.2 miles) below the sea surface in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand on May 10, 2014, at…

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Crowdsourcing Fukushima Update

Coastal communities from Alaska to southern California have joined Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine chemist Ken Buesseler to monitor marine radioactivity levels. More than three years after the Fukushima…

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FAQ: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has offered its expertise to the authorities responsible for the search for MH370. At this time, WHOI is not involved in the search. Until more…

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FAQ: Radiation from Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded—occurred 80 miles off the coast of Japan. The earthquake created a series of tsunamis, the largest estimated…

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