Skip to content

Ocean Life


Corals in a changed sea

Corals in a changed sea

Postdoctoral researcher Justin Ries holds a temperate-water coral—one of many shell-forming marine animals he grew under elevated carbon dioxide levels,…

Read More

Blue Water, Red Sea

Blue Water, Red Sea

Working off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a WHOI-led research team has been surveying and cataloging the largely unstudied coral…

Read More

A-maze-ing Corals

A-maze-ing Corals

The skeletons of brain corals are sensitive to changes in ocean conditions. As they grow, the corals assimilate chemical signals…

Read More

Stress Test

Stress Test

WHOI marine chemist Konrad Hughen adjusts the temperatures on a set of aquarium heaters at the Mote Marine Laboratory in…

Read More

Corals Branching Out

Corals Branching Out

WHOI biologists Lauren Mullineaux (left) and Susan Mills hold a specimen of Paragorgia, a species of coral that they collected…

Read More

Cheetahs of the Deep

A new study has revealed that pilot whales are “the cheetahs of the deep sea,” making high-speed, all-or-nothing dives to…

Read More

A Growing Concern

A Growing Concern

High school student Ryan Pettit (Falmouth Academy) loads a coral sample into a scanning electron microscope at the Marine Biological…

Read More