Ocean Life


Back to School

Back to School

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

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Hidden Battles

Hidden Battles

These images, which are CT scans similar to those taken at hospitals of the human body, provide a detailed look…

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Something Fishy

Something Fishy

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Katie Pitz is on the hunt for invisible, but dangerous organisms in the tropical ocean. She is conducting…

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Dot in the Ocean

Dot in the Ocean

Jarvis Island is an uninhabited island on the equator in the mid-Pacific Ocean. As trade winds push warm surface waters…

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Acoustic Eavesdropping

Acoustic Eavesdropping

Coral reefs provide habitat for 25 percent of all marine species, but are facing threats from warmer temperatures and lower…

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Coated Corals

Coated Corals

In 2010, Alvin traveled to the Gulf of Mexico to assess the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on vulnerable deep-sea corals ecosystems and the…

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Minerals Made by Microbes

Minerals Made by Microbes

Some minerals actually don’t form without a little help from microscopic organisms, using chemical processes that scientists are only beginning to reveal.

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Vulnerable Corals

Vulnerable Corals

Researchers in Anne Cohen‘s lab are investigating how changes in the ocean, caused by climate change, may threaten coral reefs.…

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A Mighty Mysterious Molecule

A Mighty Mysterious Molecule

What gives sea air its distinctive scent? A chemical compound called dimethylsulfide. In a new study, WHOI scientists show that the compound may also be used by marine microbes to communicate with one another.

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Recipes for Antibiotic Resistance

Recipes for Antibiotic Resistance

MIT-WHOI graduate student Megan May is investigating how microbes naturally develop resistance to antibiotic compounds in the marine environment and how human activities, including overuse of drugs and pollution, may be affecting the dynamic.

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