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Woods Hole, MA 02543

July 2019

Summer Lecture Series: The Dark Side of the Coastal Carbon Cycle: Cave Networks in Karst Subterranean Estuaries

July 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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David Brankovits, USGS & WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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Summer Lecture Series: Autonomous Systems for Measuring Coastal Morphology

July 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Peter Traykovski, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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Peanut Butter Club: Saving the Dead Sea

July 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Peanut Butter Club: Presents the video “Saving the Dead Sea” on Friday, July 5, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional tensions. But will it put the environment at risk? Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations…

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Special Seminar: Got Ice? A Statistical Approach to Marking Sea Ice and Atmospheric Conditions with a Low-Powered Imaging Sonar

July 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Gregory Burgess, U.S. Naval Academy Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture on Diversity and Inclusion: A Life of Climate Modeling and Promoting Diversity

July 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Warren Washington, National Center for Atmospheric Research Sponsored by: Woods Hole Diversity Initiative & Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee

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Peanut Butter Club: At the Edge of Space

July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Peanut Butter Club: Presents the video “At the Edge of Space” on Friday, July 12, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Can scientists unravel the mysterious phenomena that lurk between Earth and space? Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.  

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Exploring Applications of Seq-Well, a Low-Cost, High Throughput System for Single Cell RNA and DNA Sequencing

July 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Riley Drake,  MIT Sponsored by: Biology Department

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Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis: Physiological and Behavioral Responses, and their Variability, in Squid, Doryteuthis pealeii, Embryos and Paralarvae Reared Under Chronic Ocean Acidification

July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Casey James Zakroff, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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Summer Lecture Series: Life Without Oxygen: Microbial Processes in Oxygen-Depleted Marine Environments

July 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Maria Pachiadaki, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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AOP&E Joint Program Student Presentations

July 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sponsored by: AOP&E Department

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July 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Ron Bassar, Williams College Sponsored by: Biology Department

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Cinema And Science By The Sea: Deep Under Pressure – Rated PG

July 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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CINEMA AND SCIENCE BY THE SEA: Presents the animated feature “Deep Under Pressure” on Thursday, July 18, at from 3-4:30 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In 2100, when humanity has abandoned the earth, a colony of extravagant creatures still thrives in the deepest abyss of the ocean. Deep, an adventurous "dumbo" octopus and the last one of his kind lives there with his two unconditional friends: Evo, a nerdy and clumsy angler fish, and Alice, a…

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Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Thesis: Dynamics and Kinematics of an Estuarine Network

July 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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W. Bryce Corlett, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Killer Floods

July 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Presents the video “Killer Floods” on Friday, July 19, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. All over the world, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. What triggered these cataclysmic floods, and could they strike again? In the Channeled Scablands of Washington State, the level prairie gives way to bizarre, gargantuan rock formations. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and…

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AOP&E Technical Staff Presentations

July 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sponsored by: AOP&E Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: School of the Future

July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents part 1 of the video “School of the Future” on Friday, July 26, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In a new age of information, rapid innovation, and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. How can the latest research help us fix education in America? Can the science of learning—including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators—reveal…

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August 2019

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents a discussion with WHOI Scientist Joan Bernhard and Artist/Printmaker Terry Conrad on Terry’s exhibition of works entitled Psammochthonica anoxiki (Belonging to the Sandy Anoxic Underworld): A Print Maker’s Interpretation

August 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents a discussion with WHOI Scientist Joan Bernhard and Artist/Printmaker Terry Conrad on Terry’s exhibition of works entitled Psammochthonica anoxiki (Belonging to the Sandy Anoxic Underworld): A Print Maker’s Interpretation on August 2, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. A major research theme in the biological sciences is understanding how organisms adapt to environmental extremes. The Santa Barbara Basin is a bowl-shaped geological formation off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Limited movement of…

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A Snail Story: Phenotypic and Genotypic Divergence in Littorina saxatilis in the Gulf of Maine

August 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sarah E. Kingston, Bowdoin College & University of Maine Sponsored by: Biology Department

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Summer Student Fellow Final Presentations: Microplastics in New Bedford Harbor

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sara Matsumura, Haverford College Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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Summer Student Fellow Final Presentations: Metabolic Enzyme Activity over a Daily Cycle in Vertically Migrating Copepods

August 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Nora McNamara-Bordewick, Barnard College Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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2019 Sears Public Lecture: Fluids and Health

August 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Lydia Bourouiba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sponsored by: WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program (reception to follow)

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July 2019

AOP&E Steinbach Scholar: Underwater Robot Actuation and Sensing for Unstable and Uncertain Environments

July 31, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology, Centre for Biorobotics Sponsored by: AOP&E Department

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August 2019

Biology Department Summer Student Presentations

August 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Poster Session to Follow Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: School of the Future (part 2)

August 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents part 2 of the video “School of the Future” on Friday, August 9, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In a new age of information, rapid innovation, and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. How can the latest research help us fix education in America? Can the science of learning—including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators—reveal…

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AOSE Steinbach Scholar: Underwater Robot Actuation and Sensing for Unstable and Uncertain Environments

August 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology, Centre for Biorobotics Sponsored by: AOP&E Department

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2019 AOSE Steinbach Scholar: Sensors and Sensor Networks for Understanding Natural Flows

August 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office

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BGC-Argo Observations and Ecosystem Forecasting for the Western Pacific Ocean

August 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Fei Chai, University of Maine Sponsored by: Biology Department

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WHOI Joint Program Student Short Talks: Functional Traits Provide New Insight into the Succession and Resilience of a Hydrothermal Vent Invertebrate Community Recovering from Volcanic Disturbance

August 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Lauren Dykman, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department

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WHOI Joint Program Student Short Talks: Early Exposure to HAB Toxins and Later Life Consequences

August 29, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Alia Hidayat, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department

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WHOI Joint Program Student Short Talks: Is Productivity Enhanced at the Middle Atlantic Bight Shelf-Break Front?

August 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Andrew Hirzel, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: First Horse Warriors

August 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “First Horse Warriors” on Friday, August 30, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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September 2019

Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Organismal Responses to Environmental Change

September 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Nishad Jayasundara, University of Maine Sponsored by: Biology Department

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Infectious Diseases in a Changing World: Evolution to Ecology

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Armand Kuris, University of California, Santa Barbara Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium  

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Sealab

September 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Sealab” on Friday, September 13, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Sealab tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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Re-Imagining Our Relationship with the Oceans

September 18, 2019 @ 12:15 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Michael Depledge, University of Exeter Medical School Co-Sponsored by: AOP&E and Biology Departments & the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health

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The Spring Freshet & Its Influence in Stefansson Sound Coastal Beaufort Sea

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sam Laney, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: The Next Pompeii

September 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “The Next Pompeii” on Friday, September 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the shadow of Italy’s Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Scientists explore its unique geology and develop a warning system that could prevent Naples becoming the next Pompeii. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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The Role of Epigenetics in Organismal Responses to Environmental Change

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Neel Aluru, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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October 2019

The American Lobster – Poster Child of a Changing Marine Ecosystem

October 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Rick Wahle, Lobster Institute and University of Maine School of Marine Sciences Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention” on Friday, October 4, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. How is an egg made? Why are they the shape they are? And perhaps most importantly, why lay an egg at all? Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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There will be no Biology Department seminar today

October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Living Volcanoes

October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Living Volcanoes” on Friday, October 11, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Uncover the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes. Take a terrifying descent into the crater of one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes alive today. James Naughton narrates. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL

October 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: The “2019-2020 Woods Hole Film Festival Dinner & A Movie” series kicks off on Saturday, October 12, at 7 p.m., with the feature documentary The Weight of Water by Michael Brown. The film screened as an official selection in the 28th Woods Hole Film Festival. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent film presented by the Woods Hole Film Festival at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street, Woods Hole. The…

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Special Screening: Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On

October 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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In observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day, join us to view the film "Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On" from filmmaker and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe member Paula Peters. In summer 1976 a peaceful gathering of Mashpee Wampanoag people was raided, and nine people present were brutally arrested. The film documents the history of this event and its repercussions as the community drew closer together to support those arrested

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Special Seminar: Problems and Challenges Facing Open Ocean Shellfish Farming

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Dan Martino, Cottage City Oysters and Martino’s Seafood, Martha’s Vineyard Sponsored by: Office of Technology Transfer

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Conservation Oceanography of the North Atlantic Right Whale

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Chuck Greene, Cornell University Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: World’s Fastest Animal

October 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “World's Fastest Animal” on Friday, October 25, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. See the world through the eyes of nature’s fastest animal: the peregrine falcon. Though once perilously endangered in the U.S., this spectacular predator is now thriving again in American cities and on every continent but Antarctica. What is the secret to its predatory prowess? Join expert falconer Lloyd Buck as he trains a captive peregrine and puts…

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November 2019

Conservation of Endangered Marine Species in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

November 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Randall Arauz, Migramar and Fins Attached Marine Research and Conservation Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Back to the Moon

November 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Back to the Moon” on Friday, November 15, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Fifty years after humans first set foot on the Moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface—this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and engineers working to make life on the Moon a reality.  Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): Dinner & A Movie

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): The 2019-2020 WHFF “Dinner & A Movie” series continues on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m., with the collaborative narrative feature film “VAI” from New Zealand. The film screened as an official selection in the 28th WHFF. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent film presented by the WHFF at WHOI’S Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street in Woods Hole. The selections include films from the prior WHFF, as well as films curated specifically…

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What Factors Affect Population Densities of the Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus?

November 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Nancy O'Connor, UMass Dartmouth Sponsored by: Biology Department

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Special Biology and AOP&E Seminar: DNA Screening Tools to Combat Timber and Wildlife Trafficking

November 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Hal Holmes, Conservation X Labs Co-sponsored by: Biology and AOP&E Departments

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December 2019

Unite and Conquer – How Eating Together Increases Biodiversity, Influences Biogeography, and Alters Biogeochemistry

December 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Emil Ruff, MBL Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: The Feud

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “The Feud” on Friday, December 6, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. The most famous family conflict in American history, the Hatfield-McCoy feud evolved into a mythic American tale. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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Autonomous Observation of Oceanic Oxygen Deficient Zone (ODZ) Biogeochemistry

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Mark Altabet, UMass Dartmouth Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: The Human Element

December 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “The Human Element” on Friday, December 13, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life. In an arresting new documentary, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and…

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Jubilee Singers

December 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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Presents the video “Jubilee Singers” on Friday, December 20, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In the chaotic decade following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tennessee, set out on a mission to save their financially troubled school by giving concerts. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

December 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Dead Sea Scroll Detectives” on Friday, December 27, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, these fragile parchment relics have intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. The 2,000-year-old scrolls include the oldest-known versions of the Hebrew Bible and hold vital clues about the birth of Christianity. While certain scrolls have survived intact, others have been ravaged by time—burnt, decayed, or torn…

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January 2020

PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Decoding da Vinci

January 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Decoding da Vinci” on Friday, January 3, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's iconic smile. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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Odysseys in Antarctic Sea Ice by Emperor Penguins

January 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sara Labrousse, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Apollo’s Daring Mission

January 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Apollo's Daring Mission” on Friday, January 10, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): HONEYLAND

January 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): The 2020 WHFF Dinner & A Movie series continues on Saturday, January 11 at 7 p.m., with the heralded feature documentary HONEYLAND. The film was shortlisted as a possible nominee in the category of “Best International Feature Film at the 92 Academy Awards.” Dinner & A Movie is a monthly series of independent film presented by the WHFF at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street Woods Hole. The selections include films from the…

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Corals as Predators: New Perspectives on the Trophic Ecology of Reef-Building Corals

January 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Michael Fox, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Undercover in the Jungle

January 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Undercover in the Jungle” on Friday, January 17, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Go undercover with a film crew on a perilous journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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Physiology of Lipid-Storing Copepods Along the West Antarctic Peninsula

January 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Ann Tarrant, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Look Who’s Driving

January 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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Presents the video “Look Who's Driving” on Friday, January 24, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. As self-driving cars take to the streets, investigate how they work, and if they are safe. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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Ocean Life in a Rising Tide of Noise

January 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Chris Clark, Cornell University Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Why Bridges Collapse

January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Why Bridges Collapse” on Friday, January 31, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, tragically killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements—and stress from ever-increasing traffic. What went wrong that fateful day? And how can new engineering technology protect bridge infrastructure to prevent such tragic failures in the future? Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies…

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February 2020

Impacts of Underwater Construction Noise on Defense, Feeding, and Reproductive Behaviors of Longfin Squid

February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Ian Jones, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Yosemite

February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Yosemite” on Friday, February 7, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water; the delicate balance of these two elements is essential to the creatures and trees that call this land home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Scientists, experts and adventurers head into Yosemite to see how these global changes are affecting one…

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WOODS HOLE COMMUNITY BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Cost of the Vote

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Daniel Black, Professor of African American Studies, Clark Atlanta University Founder, Ndugu and Nzinga Rites of Passage Nation Lecture Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Daniel Black, who holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies, will explore and explain the exorbitant cost of voting for black people throughout the 20th century. He will provide examples of the many ways in which the black voice was silenced or destroyed altogether as black people attempted to cast their ballots. One recent example is…

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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice.

February 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): The 2020 WHFF “Dinner & A Movie” series continues on Saturday, February 8 at 7 p.m., with the acclaimed feature documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent film presented by the WHFF at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street Woods Hole. The selections include films from the prior Woods Hole Film Festival, as well as films curated specifically…

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Animal Espionage

February 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: Presents the video “Animal Espionage” on Friday, February 21, at noon, in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St., Woods Hole. How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals—from whales and tigers to elusive giant armadillos—all without disturbing them. Sponsored by the WHOI Visitor Center. Coffee, tea, and cookies served. Donations accepted.

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March 2020

SCIENCE AT OUR SHORES: WOODS HOLE SEA GRANT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

March 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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On Friday, March 6, from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium, researchers funded with Sea Grant core funding will give a series of brief presentations describing their efforts to investigate pressing environmental and coastal issues at our shores. PIs funded in 2018 will discuss the results of their research into topics such as the impacts of cranberry agriculture on the watershed, the ecosystem benefits of living shorelines, shoreline resilience, and HABs.  Newly funded PIs will describe the projects…

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February 2020

Black History Month Event: Cost of the Vote

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Daniel Black, Clark Atlanta University & Founder, Ndugu and Nzinga Rites of Passage Nation Sponsored by: Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee

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Joint Program Student Talks

February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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How to Make a Zombie: Coordinated Changes in Gene Expression in Response to a Body-Snatching Parasite Zac Tobias, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Microplastics in Coastal Marine Animals: Defining the Problem Jordan Pitt, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Microbial Dynamics in Mangrove, Reef, and Seagrass Waters Over Tidal and Diurnal Time Scales Cynthia Becker, MIT-WHOI Joint Program

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March 2020

Short Presentations by Joint Program Students

March 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Dynamics and Functional Diversity of the Smallest Phytoplankton on the Northeast U.S. Shelf Bethany Fowler, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Temperature-Driven Rhythms of Gene Expression in Nematostella vectensis Cory Berger, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Title to be announced Ruijiao Sun, MIT-WHOI Joint Program Sponsored by: Biology Department

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February 2020

Science At Our Shores: Woods Hole Sea Grant Research Symposium

February 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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SCIENCE AT OUR SHORES: WOODS HOLE SEA GRANT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: On Friday, March 6, from 1-4:30 p.m., researchers funded with Sea Grant core funding will give a series of brief presentations describing their efforts to investigate pressing environmental and coastal issues at our shores. Principle Investigators (PIs) funded in 2018 will discuss the results of their research into topics such as the impacts of cranberry agriculture on the watershed, the ecosystem benefits of living shorelines, shoreline resilience, and HABs. Newly…

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March 2020

WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): THE POLLINATORS

March 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL (WHFF): The 2020 WHFF “Dinner & A Movie” series continues on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m., with the award-winning feature documentary THE POLLINATORS. “Dinner & A Movie” is a monthly series of independent film presented by the WHFF at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium located at 45 Water Street Woods Hole. The selections include films from the prior WHFF, as well as films curated specifically for the series. Tickets are $14 per person,…

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Scaling Up the Soundscape: A Multi-Scale Look at the Acoustic Cues Used by Larval Fishes

March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Andria Salas, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department

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PEANUT BUTTER CLUB: There will be no Peanut Butter Club presentation on March 13.

March 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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March 2022

Biology Department Hybrid Seminar

March 3 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Identifying Microbial Drivers of Biological Oxygen Production and Uptake in the Central Arctic Ocean Emelia Chamberlain, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Using Machine Learning to Predict Bacterial Production from Absolute Prokaryotic Abundance in Waters Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula Elizabeth Connors, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar. For those not attending in person, you can attend virtually via Zoom: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/98638413781 Meeting ID: 986 3841 3781 Passcode: JW.pd0 By dial: Find…

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May 2022

Biology Department Hybrid Seminar: Eco-Physiology of Pinniped Life History: How to Balance Tradeoffs in a Changing World

May 12 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Michelle Shero, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar. For those wishing to tune in virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/91499756460 Meeting ID: 914 9975 6460 By dial: Find your local number: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/u/aPRKcPTt5

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Biology Department Hybrid Seminar: A Study of Plankton Dynamics at the Middle Atlantic Bight Shelf-Break Front Using the Video Plankton Recorder

May 26 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Andrew Hirzel, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be hybrid in Redfield Auditorium For those that wish to join virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/94916718048 Meeting ID: 949 1671 8048 By dial: Find your local number: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/u/advl2b1GVj

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June 2022

Summer Lecture Series: Plastic Pollution: Current Challenges and Future Solutions

June 8 @ 9:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Chris Reddy, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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Summer Lecture Series: How do Invertebrates Survive and Reproduce in the Arctic Deep Sea?

June 8 @ 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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Summer Lecture Series: Restoring Tides to Rein in Methane Emissions

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Rebecca Sanders-DeMott, USGS Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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Summer Lecture Series: Using Sound to Visualize Life Below the Surface

June 15 @ 10:00 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Mei Sato, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF DIVING DEEP: USING MACHINES TO EXPLORE THE OCEAN

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Join author Michelle Cusolito and a panel of experts on June 24 from 2-3 p.m., in Redfield Auditorium. Michelle will read a short passage from her upcoming book Diving Deep: Using Machines to Explore the Ocean and discuss how she worked with experts to make sure the book is accurate.  The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A and a panel discussion including the following experts: • Bruce Strickrott, ALVIN Manager, Operational Scientific Services • Kayla Gardner, MIT-WHOI Joint…

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Summer Lecture Series

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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The Ocean Observatories Initiative: Concept, Technology, and Data Al Plueddemann, WHOI Enabling Ecologically Curious Robots for Monitoring Coral Reefs Yogi Girdhar, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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Biology Department Hybrid Seminar: Tales of the Planktivores: Forage Fish Ecology in the Northeast US Shelf and Slope Ecosystems

June 30 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Joel Llopiz, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar held in Redfield Auditorium. For those that wish to join virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97243583243 Meeting ID: 972 4358 3243 By dial: Find your local number: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/u/aF1VZiGSz

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July 2022

Summer Lecture Series

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Zooming in to See the Bigger Picture: Using Microstructures to Explore Large-Scale Geological Phenomenon Rellie Goddard, WHOI Understanding Ecosystems From the Edge of Space Tom Bell, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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August 2022

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT: POLE TO POLE

August 1 @ 2:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Please join us for the upcoming August event presented by the Yawkey Foundation, Woods Hole Film Festival, and WHOI as part of a literature, film, and science summer series: • August 1 at 2 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole, Mass., a Pole to Pole panel discussion featuring explorer Will Steger, filmmakers Tasha Van Zandt, Holly Morris, Kathy Kasic, and WHOI polar scientist Sarah Das. Tickets are free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Register here:…

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July 2022

Biology Department Hybrid Seminar: Microbial Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Associated with Marine Snow Particles

July 14 @ 12:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Clarissa Karthauser, WHOI Sponsored by: Biology Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar held in Redfield Auditorium. For those that wish to join virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97771757835 Meeting ID: 959 2994 5818 By dial: Find your local number: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/u/arAKjHB3o

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AOP&E Department Hybrid Seminar:AOP&E Scientific Staff & Postdoc Presentations

July 20 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar to be held in Redfield Auditorium. For those that wish to join virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here: https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/95489817642?pwd=L0lXeHVGcTh0S2ZKMnB3YmJKUXZnUT09 Meeting ID: 954 8981 7642 Passcode: ^Nk0aR Dial in only: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 954 8981 7642 Passcode: 578550

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2022 At Large H. Burr Steinbach Visiting Scholar Hybrid Seminar: The Ocean’s Midwaters: Earth’s Final Frontier

July 26 @ 6:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Kakani Katija,  MBARI and National Geographic Explorer Sponsored by the WHOI Academic Programs Office If you would like to join virtually, please register here: https://mit.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lcOquqTwrHdI49dzDfg9RAoXjeezHteEi

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2022 At Large H. Burr Steinbach Visiting Scholar Hybrid Seminar: FathomNet and OceanAI

July 25 @ 3:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Kakani Katija, MBARI and National Geographic Explorer Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office To join virtually, click https://mit.zoom.us/j/96059069569#success

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August 2022

Summer Lecture Series

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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A Journey to Science and Research on Seafood Trade Yaqin Liu, WHOI Survivor: New Bedford Harbor! Coping with Extreme Pollution Mark Hahn, WHOI Sponsored by: Academic Programs Office - Redfield Auditorium

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AOP&E Hybrid Seminar: AOSE JP Student Presentations

August 3 @ 11:30 am
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Sponsored by: AOP&E Department - Redfield Auditorium This will be a hybrid seminar to be held in Redfield Auditorium. For those that wish to join virtually, you can join the Zoom Meeting here:  https://whoi-edu.zoom.us/j/97787573298?pwd=VmF1ZUVldlJnNlFVVWUyblROcE1Tdz09 Meeting ID: 977 8757 3298 Passcode: m0WHf* Dial in: 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 977 8757 3298 Passcode: 506861

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2022 Sears Public Lecture: Coastal Vegetation and Coastal Flows: Restoration, Climate Mitigation and Adaption

August 4 @ 2:00 pm
Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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Professor Heidi Nepf, MIT Sponsored by: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) Program - Redfield Auditorium

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