Erinn Muller, Mote Marine Laboratory Sponsored by: Reef Solutions Catalyst Group This seminar will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting…Read More
Laura Weber, WHOI Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom meeting: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94496409234Read More
Eukrhythmic: Leveraging the Metatranscriptomic Landscape to Reproducibly Detect and Describe Marine Protistan Communities Arianna Krinos, WHOI Comparing Estimates of Larval…Read More
Anya Brown, WHOI Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Information will be posted when availableRead More
Sarah Lemer, University of Guam Marine Laboratory Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/91641545976?pwd=OTVXU2V5bDFUdkZXNnM2Tm5sUlBBdz09…Read More
Erin Cain and Jay Grove, NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Key Biscayne, FL Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea…Read More
Worldwide, coral reefs are in crisis. Researchers at WHOI and Roger Williams University are finding that studying the recovery of this local New England species from a laboratory induced stressor could help better understand how to protect endangered tropical corals around the world.Read More
Kelly Drinnen, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Galveston, TX Sponsored by: NOAA & Woods Hole Sea Grant This will…Read More
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.
Theresa Rueger, Boston University Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87126683291Read More
Pam Goddard, Vanessa Lowe, Rachel Wilborn, Pat Malecha, and Jerry Hoff, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle Sponsored by:…Read More
Kelly Heber Dunning, Auburn University Sponsored by: Marine Policy Center This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/95141281254?pwd=b1BFY3VFa1hhVUZyMnJ0NnBNcS82dz09 Meeting…Read More
Since Charles Darwin’s day, the abundance of life on coral reefs has been puzzling, given that most oceanic surface waters in the tropics are low in nutrients and unproductive.
The scientists believe that this offshore energy may be entering the food web through lower-level plankton feeding fish that the groupers are then feeding on. This is likely to be supported by inputs of nutrient-rich deep water, which are little understood.
Kelly Drinnen, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, TX Sponsored by: NOAA and Woods Hole Sea Grant This will be…Read More
A Divergent Divorce Pattern Between Sexes in a Seabird Population with Unequal Sex Ratio Ruijiao Sun, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Stony…Read More
Nathaniel R. Mollica, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office This will be held virtually. To register, use this…Read More
Derek Manzello, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, FL Sponsored by: NOAA and Woods Hole Sea Grant This will be…Read More
Manoela Romano, Carnegie Institution for Science Sponsored by: MC&G Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84120401743 Meeting…Read More
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found significant reduction in the density of coral skeleton along much of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, and also on two reefs in the South China Sea, which they attribute largely to the increasing acidity of the waters surrounding these reefs since 1950.
“This is the first unambiguous detection and attribution of ocean acidification’s impact on coral growth,” says lead author Weifu Guo of WHOI.
Scientists have long suspected that ocean acidification is affecting corals’ ability to build their skeletons, but it has been challenging to isolate its effect from that of simultaneous warming ocean temperatures, which also influence coral growth. New research from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals the distinct impact that ocean acidification is having on coral growth on some of the world’s iconic reefs.