“It’s been called the greatest migration on Earth,” says Annette Govindarajan, a WHOI oceanographer who also does twilight zone research.
Funded by a $3 million multiyear grant from Analog Devices Inc. of Wilmington, the program will support research investigating climate change impacts on the ocean.
The robotic floats are equipped with a range of sensors to collect data on the chemistry and biology of the ocean.
Long-range autonomous underwater vehicles are being engineered to help with natural disaster response.
Luckily, there are a lot of experts who are parents themselves who can help. Here are some of their tips.
The whales are nearing the end of a three-month period during which nearly half the population of approximately 360 can be spotted in Cape Cod Bay.
WHOI worked with the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday on how deploying the robot would work and to test retrieving it with a helicopter.
As climate change continues to make headlines, Rising Tide: Visualizing the Human Costs of the Climate Crisis, a new exhibition at Museum of the City of New York, features works by Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen that illustrate the dramatic effects of rising sea levels.
The first release of water will take place in about two years, giving plant operator Tokyo Electric Power time to begin filtering the water to remove harmful isotopes, build infrastructure and acquire regulatory approval.
After assembling a team of researchers at Southern Connecticut State, Mr. Heitkamp sent the Martino brothers two probes that are currently floating on a two-acre parcel of ocean next to their farm.
“This gives boat owners a place to drop off their plastic shrink wrap so it can be properly recycled,” said Sean Steinberg, Seaside Sustainability’s project manager for the initiative. “They can’t recycle it through regular curbside recycling and too often it ends up in landfills, where it’s burned. This is a much safer and more sustainable way.”
April 15 will mark the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. It was among the worst maritime disasters in history.
All living things release volatile chemicals, and many species have adopted specific volatiles as communicative signals. Scientists have long studied their function in terrestrial organisms.
Virtual buoys and time triggered traps reduce risk to endangered North Atlantic right whale, but reactions among fishers in US and Canada are mixed.
Currently, geoscientists and paleoceanographers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to add another use to that list: as a way to examine chemical shifts in ancient Earth’s oceans and atmosphere that are preserved in the seafloor’s paleorecord.
With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.
The ASU researchers exploring deep sea hydrothermal vents as part of the SUBSEA project moved their modeling to the beginning of this process, significantly speeding up their ability to interpret the data from months to a couple of hours.
The technology is a miniaturized version of a system originally designed to protect whales from underwater noises.
New England winters can often feel as cold as the Arctic. But for researchers from WHOI’s Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering department, Vermont’s polar-like cold proved to be the perfect testing site for Remus 600. The state’s deepest lake – Lake Willoughby – offered fewer risks than the Arctic Ocean, while providing important data about ice measurement and water temperature, helping to streamline the real mission this fall.
The possibility that climate change could flip and, in just a matter of years, plunge part of the world into a new ice age is something that has occasionally made its way into the media.
A new study says the powerful system of currents that are the flywheel of Earth’s climate might be weakening. WHOI president and director Peter de Menocal joined Elaine Quijano on CBSN with details.