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Deep Partner

Deep Partner

The submersibles DeepRover2 (pictured) and Nadir survey a field of soft corals and sponges at about 80 meters depth off…

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Coral Hideaway

Coral Hideaway

WHOI geologist Konrad Hughen took this photo during a 2015 expedition to conduct coral reef surveys and obtain coral core samples…

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Fertile Reef

Fertile Reef

A spine-cheek anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus), or maroon clownfish, swims along a coral reef in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. As…

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Coral RATS

Coral RATS

WHOI geologist Pat Lohmann and MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Tom DeCarlo deploy the RATS (Robotic Analyzer of the Total…

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Amy Apprill Featured in Science’s Video Series

Amy Apprill Featured in Science's Video Series

Amy Apprill, a microbiologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), is one of the extraordinary women scientists featured in Science Magazine’s online video series, “XX Files: Extraordinary Science, Extraordinary Women.” The eight-part series, which highlights diverse projects led by a group of impressive female scientists, began in early October. The video featuring Apprill’s work, “The Humpback Microbiome,” debuts on December 15 and is the last in the special series.

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Specks in the Spectrometer

Specks in the Spectrometer

Mass spectrometer facilities can be a rite of passage for scientists—as well as for the samples analyzed inside the mass specs.

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Drag from Fishing Gear Entanglements Quantified

In a paper published online Dec. 9, 2015, in Marine Mammal Science, a research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has for the first time quantified the amount of drag on entangled whales that is created by towing fishing gear, such as rope, buoys, and lobster and crab traps. The study provides important data for teams evaluating the risks and benefits of whale disentanglements.

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White Whale

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mentions Salvatore Cerchio and WHOI

Boo!

Boo!

A pair of Red Sea anemonefish (Amphiprion bicinctus) take shelter in a pumpkin-colored sea anemone. The image was taken by Simon…

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Forecasting the Future of Fish

Forecasting the Future of Fish

How can we weigh all the interrelated factors involved in managing a critical ocean resource? Oceanus magazine experiments with a graphic article to help explain a complex issue.

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Coral Clockworks

Coral Clockworks

Corals put down growth layers, similar to tree rings, that record the environmental conditions they grew in. Using core samples,…

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