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Ocean exhibit at Cape Cod Children’s Museum

WHOI partners with Cape Cod Children’s Museum to create a new interactive, water exhibit

June 14, 2023

“Exploring Cape Cod Waters – Become an Ocean Ambassador” now open

Telly Awards

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution takes home four Telly Awards

June 8, 2023

For excellence in video projects “Hope for Corals in Crisis”, and “Give Reefs a Chance” each win a gold and silver

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Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Project Looks at Pulling Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

June 7, 2023

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution project is part of the broader carbon to sea initiative

The Perkins School for the Blind students spent the day at WHOI, engaging in STEM learning through sound and touch.

Perkins School for the Blind visits WHOI

May 23, 2023

Students in Perkins School for the Blind’s Outreach Program recently spent the day at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, part of an annual program connecting students engaged in STEM learning through sound and touch, with WHOI oceanographers and researchers.

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Elects New Trustee and Corporation Members

May 17, 2023

The Board of Trustees of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) today welcomed one new Board Member and eight new Corporation Members.

Cape Cod Bay with Long Point Light Station in background.

Mapping the potential path of nuclear wastewater

May 17, 2023

WHOI Sea Grant will study spreading pathways from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

WHOI physical oceanographer Magdalena Andres and Stony Brook University professor Charles Flagg at a recent visit to the cargo vessel Oleander in the Port of New Jersey.

Oleander Project Transfers to WHOI Management

May 16, 2023

30-year effort to monitor the Gulf Stream and Northwest Atlantic circulation will continue providing crucial data and insights

Chris Reddy book

WHOI Marine Chemist Shares Hard Won Advice for Communicating in the Face of Environmental Disasters

May 10, 2023

Science Communications in a Crisis: An Insider’s Guide draws on decades of experience


Atmospheric Research Provides Clear Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change Signal Associated with CO2 Increases

May 8, 2023

Claims that Climate Change Is Natural are Inconsistent with Atmospheric Temperature Trends


First Observational Evidence of Beaufort Gyre Stabilization, Which Could be Precursor to Huge Freshwater Release

May 8, 2023

Significant ramifications including impacting the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a key component of global climate, are possible.

HOV Alvin’s manipulator arm collects samples from rocky outcrop at the crest of a ridge, populated by cold water corals, squat lobsters, anemones, basket stars and deep-sea fish.

Scientists Aboard R/V Atlantis Discover Deep-Sea Coral Reefs in the Galápagos

April 17, 2023

Observations using the newly upgraded human-occupied vehicle Alvin are the first of a deep-water coral reef in the Galápagos Marine Reserve.
The reefs are located at depths between 400-600 m, atop previously unmapped seamounts.

JOIDES Resolution

Building Blocks of Life on the Atlantis Massif

April 12, 2023

An upcoming expedition aboard the US ocean drilling ship JOIDES Resolution co-led by Susan Q. Lang, a geochemist at WHOI and director NOSAMS Facility, will attempt to shed new light on the processes that likely helped jumpstart the formation of life early in Earth’s history.

A pipette droplet of oil extracted from algae.

Natural Wax Holds Promise to Replace Petroleum in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

April 6, 2023

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Western Washington University Sign License Agreement for Upwell Cosmetics to Make and Market a Marine Microalga-Derived Wax

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CINAR Names Four New Fellows in Quantitative Fisheries and Ecosystems Science

April 5, 2023

The goal of the fellowship program is to engage early-career scientists in research that supports the training and education in the he assessment and management of living marine resources in the Northeast U.S.

CUREE is an autonomous underwater vehicle

Toward a New Era of Reef Solutions

April 4, 2023

WHOI coral reef researchers propose a new technology-centered focus to study and conserve coral reefs

Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt

March 29, 2023

Opportunistic sampling shows geographic scope of distribution, offer some of the first sampling opportunities

thermal image of a barn owl

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution partners with zoological facilities to find new ways to study heart rate, respiration in wild animal populations

March 29, 2023

Baseline data collected in controlled settings offers a glimpse into how researchers might be able to use the technique to study animals in the wild

New study uncovers unprecedented declines in iconic kelp forests along Monterey Peninsula, with glimmers of hope in Oregon and Mexico

March 23, 2023

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution part of collaborative team working to save kelp

WHOI helps lead groundbreaking study on the human and ocean health impacts of ocean plastics

March 21, 2023

For the first time, leading researchers from the fields of healthcare, ocean science, and social science have collaborated to quantify plastic’s considerable risks to all life on Earth. The Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health report, released today, presents a comprehensive analysis showing plastics as a hazard at every stage of their life cycle.

Where the weird things are

WHOI’s first children’s book “Where the Weird Things Are” now available

March 21, 2023

By Zoleka Filander and llustrated by Patricia Hooning
Where the Weird Things Are is the first children’s book from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and is inspired by the groundbreaking work of the Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) project, and Mesobot, an innovative hybrid robot designed specifically to study life in the ocean twilight zone.