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Plastics’ impact on oceans under scrutiny

Cape Cod Times
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“We have an opportunity now, where there is public awareness,” said Mark Hahn, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “They (plastics) don’t belong there (in the ocean).”

Shrimp May Make Ocean Louder in Warming Climate

The Weather Channel

Small snapping shrimp make big noises and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say the tiny crustaceans could make the ocean louder as it warms. Here’s why.

Plastics’ impact on oceans under scrutiny

Cape Cod Times

“We have an opportunity now, where there is public awareness,” said Mark Hahn, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “They (plastics) don’t belong there (in the ocean).”

Microplastics research needs innovation, health focus

Environmental Factor

“Studying microplastics is hard because [they are] not a single contaminant like lead or a uniform contaminant like PCBs [polychlorinated biphenyls],” said NIEHS grantee Mark Hahn, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. “It is a diverse and complex mixture of materials.”

The danger of creating a designer planet

World Ocean Initiative|The Economist

In a guest blog, Ken Buesseler from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, calls for better understanding of the ocean’s biological processes before attempting to geoengineer climate solutions.

The regional impact of climate change

Cape Cod Times

At the same time, some ocean scientists are noting the arrival of warm-water species that up until recently had never before been seen in the waters off New England. For example, Gulf Stream flounder and juvenile black sea bass, native to far warmer waters, have been discovered in our neighborhood in recent months, according to one oceanographer from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Diving Into the Creativity of Hands on Learning

The Vineyard Gazette

The event was the culmination of eight weeks of work supervised by Megan Carroll, a research engineer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Ms. Carroll helped the students build miniature models of the submarines the Oceanographic Institution uses for ocean exploration.

WHOI biologist to join massive Arctic expedition

Cape Cod Times

With financial support from the National Science Foundation, Woods Hole biologist Carin Ashjian, who specializes in polar research, will spend a little more than two months in the Arctic.

WHOI Researcher Makes Case For More Ocean Observation

Cape Cod Times

An official from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution stressed the importance of supporting ocean science and expanding observational capability last week to a House of Representatives committee.