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Next Stop: Gulf of Mexico

Next Stop: Gulf of Mexico

After a three-year major overhaul and upgrade, the submersible Alvin was in the water in November for 14 recertification dives…

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Going Up

Going Up

After helping to secure the submersible Alvin to the research vessel Atlantis, Patrick Neumann (diving) and Allison Heater (in the…

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Living Reefs

Living Reefs

An abundance of life inhabits the coral reefs surrounding Vavvaru Island in the Maldives. WHOI Scientists Konrad Hughen, Justin Ossolinski…

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Island Hopping

Island Hopping

On a recent cruise aboard Pangaea Exploration’s vessel Sea Dragon, members of WHOI biogeochemist Anne Cohen’s lab sailed across the…

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Resilient Reefs

Resilient Reefs

WHOI post-doctoral scholar Kathryn Shamberger (left) and an employee of the Palau International Coral Reef Center collect a water sample…

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Down Time

Down Time

After a trying day of bathymetric surveys, a science party from WHOI and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology…

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Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept

Matt Long sets up the prototype of his new eddy correlation hydrogen ion and oxygen exchange system (ECHOES) on Great…

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Against the Odds

Against the Odds

In the western Pacific Republic of Palau, abundant corals live in conditions that are warmer and more acidic than normal—conditions…

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A Healthy Mystery

A Healthy Mystery

Lush, diverse, healthy coral reefs in Palau are living where they shouldn’t be—under lower-than-normal pH levels that are equal to…

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Science and Poetry

Science and Poetry

Alice Alpert, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, steers the 72-foot sailboat Seadragon during a cruise to the…

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A Coral Timestamp

A Coral Timestamp

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate students Thomas DeCarlo and Hannah Barkley cover a coral colony in Palau with a bag containing…

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Painting a Soundscape

Painting a Soundscape

MIT-WHOI graduate student Max Kaplan (right) and biologist T. Aran Mooney retrieve DMONs, passive acoustic recording tools, off the coast…

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Beautiful Day for TowCam

Beautiful Day for TowCam

Teacher-at-Sea Beverly Owens captured this photo of TowCam just before WHOI engineers Erich Horgan and Ben Pietro deployed it as…

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Sound Management

Sound Management

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Max Kaplan finishes installing a DMON, a broadband digital acoustic recorder developed at WHOI, on…

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OceanCubes

OceanCubes

A team from WHOI led by Associate Scientist Scott Gallager and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) recently…

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The Art of Science

The Art of Science

Last year, Falmouth High School art teacher Corine Adams (right) assigned junior Sarah Monteiro and her fellow students to make…

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Too Big for its Stomach?

Too Big for its Stomach?

Liz Drenkard, a student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program, studies how nutrition affects corals’ responses to ocean acidification. Here, she…

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Are They What They Eat?

Are They What They Eat?

A three-week-old coral polyp (left), and its delicate skeleton (right) help MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Liz Drenkard study the way…

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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Before a 2009 research expedition that departed from Grand Cayman Island, MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Jill McDermott spent a day…

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Exploring Acidification

Exploring Acidification

Liz Drenkard, an MIT-WHOI Joint Program student assists participants of the Cambridge Science Festival in an activity that illustrates how…

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