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Macroscopic Life

They look like space stations, but actually are colonial forms of single-celled organisms called radiolarians, collected in the deep Celebes…

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First Time Out

First Time Out

Postdoctoral investigator Eyal Wurgaft, research assistant Kate Morkeski, and MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Mallory Ringham (left to right) lower…

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Sounds of the Reef

Sounds of the Reef

Engineer Rod Catanach sets up a four-channel acoustic recorder to measure coral reef soundscapes—a combination of biological and non-biological sounds…

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Bleached Corals

Bleached Corals

Hanny Rivera, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, takes a tissue sample from a bleached coral. When ocean…

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Looking for Resilience

Looking for Resilience

WHOI coral scientists Anne Cohen and Pat Lohmann extract core samples from a coral during a recent cruise to Kiritimati…

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Canyon Explorers

Canyon Explorers

Yesterday, on the second anniversary of the founding of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, WHOI deep-sea biologist Tim…

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Welcome, Alucia

Welcome, Alucia

The research vessel Alucia arrived in Woods Hole, Mass., for the first time on Saturday, August 25. The ship was…

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A Royal Gift

A Royal Gift

WHOI engineer D.C. Collasius scans a model of the hull of WHOI’s former research vessel Chain in WHOI’s rapid prototyping…

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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

WHOI researcher Ellen Roosen (center) gives science teachers a tour of the WHOI Seafloor Samples Laboratory. She explained how WHOI…

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REMUS 6000 Test

REMUS 6000 Test

WHOI engineers Amy Kukulya and Mark Dennett tested a REMUS 6000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from the WHOI dock in…

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A New View

A New View

This image is of a photogrammetric model of the Rouse Simmons, a schooner that sank on Lake Michigan in 1912…

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Ready, Set, Research!

Ready, Set, Research!

Partnership Education Program (PEP) student Kayla Jones (left) and guest student Hadley Clark geared up in the summer of 2017…

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Coral Bleaching

Coral Bleaching

This coral’s stark white color indicates that it is stressed. Corals host symbiotic algae that produce food for corals and…

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Underwater Soundscapes

Underwater Soundscapes

WHOI postdoctoral scholar Ashlee Lillis checks on snapping shrimp in a tank at the Institution’s Environmental Systems Laboratory. The shrimp…

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From Whales to Microbes

From Whales to Microbes

WHOI scientist Amy Apprill studies a wide range of marine life—from microorganisms to whales. In recent years, she has studied…

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An Ear in the Ocean

An Ear in the Ocean

WHOI research engineer Rod Catanach wires a sound recorder on a coral reef off St. John in the U.S. Virgin…

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Corals Under Threat

Corals Under Threat

A large school of bigeye trevally swim past a submarine carrying WHOI scientists descending in Cabu Pulmo National Park, home…

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Homing in on Reef Homes

Homing in on Reef Homes

Justin Suca holds a translucent young mantis shrimp off the Caribbean island of St. John where he does field work.…

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Bleached Coral

Bleached Coral

A coral at Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea shows the effects of “bleaching.” The phenomenon occurs when ocean temperatures…

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Snap Chatter

Snap Chatter

Snapping shrimp usually look something like tiny lobsters, with one front claw much larger than the other. They use their…

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