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Why Haven’t the Cod Come Back?

Why Haven't the Cod Come Back?

A WHOI biologist is analyzing fish scales dating back to the 1930s to unravel changes in the ecosystem of Georges Bank, one the world’s most productive fisheries.

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5 Questions about Sharks

WHOI biologist and senior scientist Simon Thorrold discusses sharks and why they are important to a healthy ocean. Originally published…

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Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with Sharks

Amy Kukulya’s clients often have curious requests, but this was among the oddest. As an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic…

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Decoding the Mystery Fish

Decoding the Mystery Fish

Few marine animals capture biologists’ imaginations more than the mysterious, almost mythical coelacanth, a 5-foot-long fish that was thought to…

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Abigail Labella

Abigail Labella

Abigail Labella sums up her daily life as a biology Summer Student Fellow (SSF) in a single maxim: “When the…

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Willy Goldsmith

Willy Goldsmith

Willy Goldsmith is a fish guy. At home in Boston and Gloucester, Mass., he is an avid lifelong fisherman. He…

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Butterflyfish May Face Extinction

A beautiful black, white and yellow butterflyfish, much admired by eco-tourists, divers and aquarium keepers alike, may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned.

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