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WHOI Physical Oceanographer publishes peer-reviewed book about the Indian Ocean

April 26, 2024

The Indian Ocean and Its Role in the Global Climate System takes a deep dive into warming trends and extreme weather events

Suzi Clark

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health Receives Additional Five Years of Funding

April 19, 2024

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will receive funding to continue operating the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH).


A new tagging method for fragile marine species

April 16, 2024

Newly developed bioadhesive sensors (BIMS) are effective and less invasive than traditional tagging. Scientists can attach them with a thin layer of dried-hydrogel in less than 20 seconds.

Stony Coral Tissue Disease

Study: eDNA methods give a real-time look at coral reef health

April 5, 2024

Researchers from WHOI studied the microbes in coral reef water by examining eight reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands over a period of seven years, which included periods of hurricane and coral disease disturbance.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution nominated for two Webby Awards

April 3, 2024

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has been nominated for two Webby Awards for its work in sharing mostly never-before-seen footage of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

HOV Alvin

Five new hydrothermal vents discovered in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean

March 26, 2024

Ocean scientists discovered the new deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites on the seafloor at 2,550 meters (8366 feet, or 1.6 miles) depth.

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Sea Surface Temperature Research Provides Clear Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change

March 19, 2024

New oceanic research provides clear evidence of a human “fingerprint” on climate change and shows that specific signals from human activities have altered the seasonal cycle amplitude of sea surface temperatures.

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Sonic Youth: Healthy Reef Sounds Increase Coral Settlement

March 13, 2024

Researchers at WHOI demonstrated that replaying healthy reef sounds could potentially be used to encourage coral larvae to recolonize damaged or degraded reefs.

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High Resolution Imagery Advances the Ability to Monitor Decadal Changes in Emperor Penguin Populations

March 13, 2024

High resolution satellite imagery and field-based validation surveys have provided the first multi-year time series documenting emperor penguin populations.

Pectinereis strickrotti

New Deep-Sea Worm Discovered at Methane Seep Off Costa Rica Named after Alvin Pilot Bruce Strickrott

March 6, 2024

The creature raises the number of new species found by scientists studying these seemingly inhospitable ecosystems to 48


Woods Hole, Mass. — Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), along with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) and other researchers, […]

New federal funding to accelerate ocean-climate resilience

February 21, 2024

WHOI-led team receives funding to help small businesses prepare communities across the nation for climate change

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]