WHOI in the News

Whaling logs yield clues for modern-day climate studies

Miami Herald

Whaling ships’ logs, which contain details like ship location, cloud cover, wind speed and direction, are being used by researchers at UMass Dartmouth and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to give context to climate models for some of the most data-poor regions of the world.

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs

Coastal News Today

At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, marine ecologist Amy Apprill and colleagues are scrutinizing the microbiomes of sick corals, as well as sediments and water circulating around the reefs in St. Thomas. Comparing that data with data from Florida corals may uncover similarities between the two outbreaks that can help narrow the list of culprits.

WHOI Researcher Testing Thermal Cameras to Detect Whale


An increase in vessel traffic through the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada is making whales more vulnerable to ship strikes, and researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are testing new technology to detect the presence of the marine mammals.