A study from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found a win for New England’s historic lobster fishery and for endangered right whales. Researchers Hannah Myers and Michael Moore show that even with less gear and a shorter season, fishers in Canada, Maine and Massachusetts caught about the same number of lobsters with much less effort. A change in regulations could protect whales and make the lobster fishery more profitable in the long term.Read More
The ocean plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. The driving force comes from tiny plankton that produce organic carbon through photosynthesis, like plants on land.
A comprehensive new study of North Atlantic right whales has found the species is significantly smaller and less healthy than southern right whales and could be wiped out in the next 20 years without intervention.
Developed by a team from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the device is known as the EcoCTD.
Mining for rare metals can involve a good amount of detective work. It can take time and skill to find the most abundant sources. But in the deep ocean, metallic deposits sit atop the seafloor in full view—a tantalizing sight for those interested in harvesting polymetallic nodules.
Despite labs shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHOI microbiologists are working fast to solve a different kind of outbreak—one travelling below the ocean’s surface and ravaging coral reefs from Florida to the Caribbean.Read More
Chris Petrone, NOAA’s Delaware Sea Grant Sponsored by: NOAA About 20 million years ago, the horseshoe crab, as we know…Read More
Stefan Gary, Bowdoin College Sponsored by: Physical Oceanography Department Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83763738130?pwd=VkdGZ1BldHpGUmJ6YU9NemtkVnQ0QT09 Meeting ID: 837 6373 8130 Password: 862953Read More
Microbial life, almost unbelievably resilient, abides in boiling hot springs and bone-dry deserts, in pools of acid and polar ice, kilometers up into the sky and kilometers below the ocean floor.
Sharks are one of the most iconic, and feared, groups of animals in our wild ocean. Like other apex predators, they play a crucial role in the ecosystem they call home. Join us to learn about sharks and their behavior and role in a healthy ocean with shark biologist Greg Skomal, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and WHOI ocean ecologist Simon Thorrold.Read More
Keith Kamikawa, NOAA Sponsored by: NOAA With Keith Kamikawa, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office in Honolulu, HI It’s easy…Read More
WHOI seabird biologist Stephanie Jenouvrier gives a virtual symposium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography about her work to model and predict the fate of emperor penguins in Antarctica during a time of rapid changeRead More
Simon Thorrold, WHOI & Greg Skomal, Mass Division of Marine Fisheries Sponsored by: WHOI Sharks are one of the most iconic,…Read More
For North Atlantic right whales as individuals, and as a species, things are going terribly wrong,” said Michael Moore from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Michael Moore, director of the Marine Mammal Center at WHOI, lauded the ruling, saying the “judge understands the simple truth that if there is rope in the water column, and whales come and go in the region, entanglement risk is real, and significant in terms of mortality and morbidity, especially for reproductive success.”
Vera Trainer, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center Sponsored by: NOAA With Vera Trainer, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle,…Read More
Dana Wusinich-Mendez, NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Sponsored by: NOAA To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/2586095735301690123Read More
WHOI has teamed up with Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind to launch the Offshore Wind Challenge. The program, which is also partnering with New England Aquarium, calls on entrepreneurs to submit proposals to collect, transmit, and analyze marine mammal monitoring data using remote technologies, such as underwater vehicles, drones, and offshore buoys.Read More
Sponsored by: NOAA To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/379755633828857934Read More
Abigail Archer, NOAA’s Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension in Barnstable, MA Most fish live only in freshwater or only…Read More
This Earth Day, join us for the YouTube premiere of A Window into the Twilight Zone, (26 minutes), a film…Read More
Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion caused the largest accidental marine oil spill in history, WHOI marine geochemists Elizabeth Kujawinski and Christopher Reddy review what they— and their science colleagues from around the world—have learned.Read More