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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.

Deep-Sea Mining’s Impact on Microbes

ECO MagazineUSA

“These microbes have incredible potential to inspire new solutions to all sorts of medical and technical challenges we face today,” said Julie Huber, a scientist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and co-author of the new study.

Scientists Say Land and Ocean Are Key to Tackling Climate Crisis


“The ocean is central to Earth’s climate and weather systems as well as our economic growth and national security and must be included in any discussion regarding legislation and policy addressing the environmental changes we see today,” said Richard Murray, deputy director and vice president for research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass.

Technofixing the climate: who’s in charge?

Economist World Ocean Initiative

Ken Buesseler, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts, who was researching OIF at the time, recalls: “Governments stopped funding the research—everything came to a halt.”

‘Magic soil’: a green solution to red tide

China Global Television Network

About 30 scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution of the United States and other institutes concluded: “Results to date are generally consistent with published studies from China (reviewed by Yu et al, 2017) which support the view that clay dispersal can be effective without significant adverse environmental impacts.”

WHOI study looks at impact of construction noise on squid

Cape Cod Times

Using recordings taken during the Block Island wind turbine installation, Ph.D. candidate Ian Jones and his colleagues at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution exposed longfin squid kept in tanks in the bioacoustics lab to pile-driving noise broadcast through underwater speakers.

New postmark will celebrate WHOI’s 90th anniversary

Cape Cod Times

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is kicking off its yearlong celebration commemorating 90 years of research and exploration with the release of a limited-edition pictorial postmark.

The Complicated Role of Iron in Ocean Health and Climate Change

And while Martin’s hypothesis inspired 13 large iron fertilization experiments that boosted algae growth, only two demonstrated removal of carbon to the deep sea; the others were ambiguous or failed to show an impact, says Ken Buesseler, a marine radiochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Japan Wants to Dump Nuclear Plant’s Tainted Water. Fishermen Fear the Worst.

New York Times

“I want to see the numbers after they’ve removed these additional radionuclides,” said Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist in marine chemistry and geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. “Then, and only then, can I make a judgment on the quality of the rationale for releasing it or the consequences of releasing it.”