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Collecting Critical Data

Collecting Critical Data

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Thomas DeCarlo recovers a data logger that recorded temperatures on Dongsha Atoll during a recent bleaching event.…

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Going, Going, Gone

Going, Going, Gone

Corals on Dongsha Atoll, a remote coral reef ecosystem in the northern South China Sea, were severely damaged in June…

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Coral reefs in hot water – study

Cebu Daily News

pick up of Agence France-Presse (AFP) article
also ran in other news outlets: France 24, New Straits Times, and Japan Times

In-the-Field Experience

In-the-Field Experience

Ithaca College senior Cynthia Becker (left) helps WHOI microbial ecologist Amy Apprill collect a water sample off the southern coast…

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Island in the Stream

Island in the Stream

Jarvis Island is a tiny dot in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean right on the equator. This uninhabited…

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Corals Reveal Past Climate

Corals Reveal Past Climate

WHOI paleoclimatologist Konrad Hughen studies the history of Earth’s changing climate—using corals. The tiny living coral animals, known as polyps,…

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Friend and Foe

Friend and Foe

Superoxide, a natural toxin produced by all oxygen-breathing organisms, has long been vilified when it comes to coral health.  When…

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Merry Christmas Tree Worm

Merry Christmas Tree Worm

Christmas tree worms, named for their resemblance to decorated holiday trees, are tiny, segmented worms that grow slowly and live…

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Explaining Coral Bleaching

Explaining Coral Bleaching

While conducting field work in Hawaii, WHOI scientists Colleen Hansel (center) and Amy Apprill (third from left) participated in a…

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Coral Alignment

Coral Alignment

WHOI biogeochemist Konrad Hughen aligns segments of coral skeleton cored with a special underwater drill from a boulder coral off…

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Core Principles

Core Principles

WHOI biogeochemist Konrad Hughen (left) and research assistant Justin Ossolinski use a special underwater drill to take a core sample…

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