Mesobot is a brand new underwater vehicle designed to reveal what lives in the ocean’s twilight zone. Mesobot can follow animals as they move through the darkness and as they migrate from the depths to the surface and back. The twilight zone is vast and remote, but is threatened by unregulated fishing and climate change. We need Mesobot’s insights to understand and protect the twilight zone before humans change it forever.Read More
Scientists from the Center for Coastal Studies and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are working with local commercial fishermen to install video monitoring equipment on gillnets.
Fei Chai, University of Maine Sponsored by: Biology DepartmentRead More
Abigail Archer, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Marine Program & Woods Hole Sea Grant Sponsored by: WHOI Discovery &…Read More
Op-ed piece written by Mark Abbott, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Chris Scholin, president and chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
As ocean acidification and climate change become the new reality, scientists wonder what will happen to the distribution and well-being of plants and animals. “Monitoring communities and ecosystems is going to be much easier done by DNA methods,” says Elizabeth Andruszkiewicz Allan, an environmental engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic. “You take one water sample and look for everything from microbes to whales.”
Blue sharks use large, swirling ocean currents, known as eddies, to fast-track their way down to feed in the ocean twilight zone—a layer of the ocean between 200 and 1000 meters deep containing the largest fish biomass on Earth, according to new research by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington (UW).Read More
An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) known as the REMUS SharkCam has been used in the UK for the first time to observe the behaviour of basking sharks in the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.Read More
A feature story on Carolyn Tepolt, an assistant scientist in the WHOI Biology Department, and her research on the invasive green crab.
An interview with Dan Zitterbart, a WHOI scientist who is testing a new thermal infrared imaging system to detection whales in busy waterways to prevent ship strikes.
Steven Haddock, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Sponsored by: MBLRead More
To find out what causes these mass strandings of whales, WMNF interviewed Darlene Ketten, a senior research scientist at Boston University and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Part of her research involves pathologies associated with whale strandings.
Nora McNamara-Bordewick, Barnard College Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More
Sarah E. Kingston, Bowdoin College & University of Maine Sponsored by: Biology DepartmentRead More
Today, the U.S. is a powerhouse of ocean science research and marine engineering, led by organizations such as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, among others. These are the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ames Research Center, and Goddard Space Flight Center of ocean exploration.
Anne Cohen, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More
Lydia Mathger, MBL Sponsored by: Biology DepartmentRead More
Daniel Zitterbart, WHOI Sponsored by: WHOI Discovery Center & Visitor CenterRead More
Gilles Laurent, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Sponsored by: MBLRead More
Casey James Zakroff, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs OfficeRead More