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Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people and released about 75,000 gallons of…

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The Hole Story

The Hole Story

WHOI senior research assistant Justin Ossolinski collects gear after helping core a Porites lobata coral colony off Danger Island in…

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Sharing the Ocean

Sharing the Ocean

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Laura Weber swims past a Caribbean reef shark while working in the Jardines de la…

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Deep Presence

Deep Presence

WHOI biologist Tim Shank (center) and then-MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Santiago Herrera watch live seafloor video from the lab’s Exploration…

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Growing Crystals

Growing Crystals

Tom DeCarlo conducts experiments in the laboratory of WHOI geologist Glenn Gaetani to precipitate aragonite, the mineral that corals use…

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Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

During a trip to Exuma Keys in the Bahamas for her Ph.D., WHOI research associate Kristen Whalen snapped this photo…

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Toxic Fish

Toxic Fish

Graduate student Katie Pitz collects specimens of coral rubble in an effort to combat a serious and prevalent food-borne illness…

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Trouble in the Tropics

Trouble in the Tropics

An MIT-WHOI graduate student is on the trail of marine toxins that accumulate in fish and are eaten by people.

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Under the Hood

Under the Hood

Jason gets a checkup from assistant engineer Korey Verhein during one of the vehicle’s rare appearance in Woods Hole this…

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Listening In

Listening In

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate Max Kaplan positions a DMON acoustic recording device on Helen Reef, the southernmost island of Palau,…

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Reef Ray

Reef Ray

A manta ray glides over a coral reef on Jarvis Island in the Central Equatorial Pacific. A team including MIT-WHOI…

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Coral-Current Connections

Coral-Current Connections

Will climate change shift a key ocean current in the Pacific? A graduate student is looking for clues recorded in coral skeletons.

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Drill Here

Drill Here

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Hannah Barkley (right) points WHOI diver Pat Lohmann to a Porites coral for coring. The…

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Catching Fallen Plankton

Catching Fallen Plankton

MIT-WHOI Joint Program students Alice Alpert and Alexis Fischer retrieved sediment traps recently from Nauset Marsh in Orleans, Mass. Fischer,…

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Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

WHOI climate scientist Konrad Hughen and his team located a large Porites lobata coral with the help of local fishermen near the…

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Yellowfin REMUS

Yellowfin REMUS

WHOI engineer Daniel Bogorff launches a REMUS 6000 off of the Institution’s dock in Woods Hole’s Great Harbor. Equipped with…

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Corals and Climate

Corals and Climate

Research assistant Justin Ossolinski (left) and marine chemist Konrad Hughen drill cores from a colony of the coral Porites lobata…

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Science Scaffolding

Science Scaffolding

Dongsha Atoll is a remote coral reef ecosystem in the South China Sea that is about two meters below sea…

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Robotic Reef

Robotic Reef

Katie Shamberger, assistant professor at Texas A&M University, checks the Remote Access Sampler (RAS) on Dongsha Atoll, a coral reef…

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Bleached and Barren

Bleached and Barren

Researchers from the lab of WHOI scientist Anne Cohen are currently working on Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea…

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Buff Mussels

Buff Mussels

These deep-sea mussels were collected on an Alvin dive to the Florida Escarpment in the Gulf of Mexico. This rocky…

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Symbiotic Survival

Symbiotic Survival

Scientists have long known that corals have symbiotic relationships with algae, called zooxanthellae, which use sunlight to make food for…

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Fragile Corals

Fragile Corals

As part of an ongoing collaboration, students from the Perkins School for the Blind visited the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit…

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