Ocean Life


Cracking the secret of green crabs

Boston Globe

A feature story on Carolyn Tepolt, an assistant scientist in the WHOI Biology Department, and her research on the invasive green crab.

Infrared Cameras Could Help Ships Avoid Whales

WCAI radio

An interview with Dan Zitterbart, a WHOI scientist who is testing a new thermal infrared imaging system to detection whales in busy waterways to prevent ship strikes.

A tunnel to the Twilight Zone

Blue shark

Scientists track hungry blue sharks as they ride swirling currents down to the ocean twilight zone—a layer of the ocean containing the largest fish biomass on Earth

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Pelagic octopus

Argonauts like this pelagic octopus, found in the ocean twilight zone, are rarely found in the wild. Only the females…

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Why do pilot whales strand? We ask experts

WMNF radio

To find out what causes these mass strandings of whales, WMNF interviewed Darlene Ketten, a senior research scientist at Boston University and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Part of her research involves pathologies associated with whale strandings.

Film Director James Cameron on the Ocean Twilight Zone

USA Today

Today, the U.S. is a powerhouse of ocean science research and marine engineering, led by organizations such as Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, among others. These are the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ames Research Center, and Goddard Space Flight Center of ocean exploration.

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Stars and Stripes

A golden feather star raises its arms to feed. Behind, brittle stars are perched across the boulder-field. (Photo courtesy of…

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