Ocean Life


A Coral in Hand

A Coral in Hand

WHOI Biologist Tim Shank holds a deep-sea coral specimen collected from an unnamed canyon south of Martha’s Vineyard in May 2016.…

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No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

WHOI iologist Joel Llopiz is taking advantage of information stored in the tiny “ear stones” of larval and juvenile river herring to learn more about why the once-ubiquitous species is having difficulty re-populating lakes and streams in New England.

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Wrestling with RATS

Wrestling with RATS

On a coral reef off Palau, MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Tom DeCarlo (left) and WHOI geologist Pat Lohmann position a…

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SharkCam Lost and Found

At the end of their December 2015 expedition to the shark-filled waters off Guadalupe Island, the SharkCam team lost contact…

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Inside SharkCam

Learn how REMUS SharkCam is able to take you into the world of the great white shark to give you…

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SharkCam Tracks Great Whites into the Deep

SharkCam Tracks Great Whites into the Deep

On the first trip to study great white sharks in the wild off Guadalupe Island in 2013, the REMUS SharkCam team returned with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) tattooed with bite marks and some of the most dramatic footage ever seen on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: large great white sharks attacking the underwater robot, revealing previously unknown details about strategies sharks use to hunt and interact with their prey.

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