Kelly Heber Dunning, Auburn University Sponsored by: Marine Policy Center This will be held virtually. Information will be posted when…Read More
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.
Maggie Johnson, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department This will be held virtually. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88982828909?pwd=TnkzUHpvc0txMTA1WWViNVZseTVEdz09Read More
Without a mix of long-term cuts in emissions and short-term innovation, there’s a not-so-far-off future where coral reefs as we know them simply cease to exist, says Anne Cohen, a coral expert at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
Worldwide, corals are struggling to survive, decimated by pollution, destructive fishing practices, and climate change. Six years ago, a deadly coral disease outbreak started in Florida and has now made its way to the coral reefs in U.S. Virgin Islands, killing corals at an unprecedented rate. Can scientists help stop this underwater epidemic and contain its spread?Read More
Sylvia Earle,marine biologist, ocean explorer, and conservationist; Marilyn Brandt, University of the Virgin Islands coral disease ecologist; and Amy Apprill,…Read More
Despite labs shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHOI microbiologists are working fast to solve a different kind of outbreak—one travelling below the ocean’s surface and ravaging coral reefs from Florida to the Caribbean.Read More
Stefan Gary, Bowdoin College Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83763738130?pwd=VkdGZ1BldHpGUmJ6YU9NemtkVnQ0QT09 Meeting ID: 837 6373 8130 Password: 862953Read More
Dana Wusinich-Mendez, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Sponsored by: NOAA To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2586095735301690123Read 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
Amy Apprill was a midwestern citizen before the call of the ocean found her. Now a resident expert in microbial ecology in WHOI’s Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department, she’s studying a growing epidemic affecting coral reefs across the world, known as stony coral tissue loss disease. With an eye for detail, Apprill’s forensic approach analyzes coral sickness down to differences in DNA.Read More
WHOI biologist Tim Shank discusses the exploration of deep-sea canyons throughout the Mid-Atlantic Ocean and how ecosystems there can be managed sustainably in the face of climate change and increased human pressures.Read More
Michael Fox, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology DepartmentRead More