Researchers at WHOI were recently named in a list of 17 new research projects funded by the NOAA to improve the nation’s collective response to the growing problem of harmful algal blooms.
As the Earth’s climate changes, blooms have become more frequent and severe, and the hunt for solutions has intensified, said algae scholar Don Anderson, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, where he’s been studying those solutions for decades.
The next WHOI Ocean Encounters virtual series will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. This event is…Read More
An ocean sickness is a human sickness according to experts at WHOI’s Center for Human Health and the Ocean. Marine toxicologist John Stegeman and his team are researching better ways to inform the public on the origins and dangers of marine toxinsRead More
As the Earth’s climate changes, blooms have become more frequent and severe, and the hunt for solutions has intensified, said algae scholar Don Anderson, senior scientist at WHOI in Massachusetts, where he’s been studying those solutions for decades.
After dozens of inquiries from concerned community members and panicked parents about the actual risk and health impacts, we think it’s time we should all educate ourselves about this confusing and complex realm of radiological exposure in our environment. To help in this endeavor, we reached out to Dr. Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the prominent Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Opinion piece written by WHOI chemist and oil spill expert Chris Reddy
Elizabeth J. Wallace, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office REGISTRATION: Register in advance for this meeting: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoc-mopzIoHN3v1nist6sB-nyfiPc2aFTU After…Read More
Peter Barry of WHOI, and British and Italian colleagues, took samples of gases in various volcanic sites on Earth, in particular in Eifel (Germany) and Yellowstone (USA).
Cindi Preller, NOAA’s National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Sponsored by: NOAA With Cindi Preller, NOAA’s National Weather Service…Read More
John Cangialosi, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Sponsored by: NOAA To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2586095735301690123Read More
Borja Reguero, University of California, Santa Cruz Sponsored by: AOP&E Department Please join: https://zoom.us/j/97274223820?pwd=aU5xWUM3MkppVCtXcEltbVdyK1pQUT09 Meeting ID: 972 7422 3820 Password:…Read More
Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion caused the largest accidental marine oil spill in history, WHOI marine geochemists Elizabeth Kujawinski and Christopher Reddy review what they— and their science colleagues from around the world—have learned.Read More
The threat to human health is complex and poorly understood. “There are a lot more questions than answers at this point,” says Mark Hahn, a toxicologist at WHOI who studies microplastics.
In January and February 2020, scientists on R/V Atlantis explored hydrothermal vents on the Cayman Rise. They used the remotely operated vehicle Jason to get an up-close view of the vents and life around them. The vents lie on a seismically active part of the seafloor known as a mid-ocean ridge. Deep-sea shrimp swarm the vents, feeding on microbes that live on chemicals flowing from the vents. While they were there, a magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck just 100 miles away. Scientists will now be able to study how seismic activity affects hydrothermal vents and the life around them.Read More
Five hundred meters below the calm surface waters of the Aegean Sea off Santorini Island, Greece, lies an active submarine volcano. There, a decision-making robot equipped with artificial intelligence searches for life and danger.Read More
The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, according to a new paper. The study reviews what is known about microbes in these environments and assesses how mining could impact their important environmental roles.Read More