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Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

Seal Whiskers Inspire Marine Technology

January 27, 2016

The night approaches quickly. A harbor seal plunges into the water, diving deep as the sunlight recedes. Through the dark,…

Epiphany Among the Manta Rays

Epiphany Among the Manta Rays

December 3, 2015

There’s a great need to collect ocean temperature data. And there are millions of scuba divers out there.

The Riddle of Rip Currents

The Riddle of Rip Currents

September 17, 2015

Rip currents claim more than 100 lives in the United States each year and are the leading cause of lifeguard rescues. Scientists created a large gash in the seafloor to learn more about their complex dynamics.

From Lab to Sea

From Lab to Sea

November 19, 2014

Scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution share their field-tested experience, training graduate students on methods and instruments to collect data in the coastal ocean.

The Synergy Project, Part II

The Synergy Project, Part II

February 22, 2013

Back in my high school, and maybe yours too, kids naturally separated into cliques—jocks, punks, preppies, hippies, and at the…

The Synergy Project

The Synergy Project

February 15, 2013

Back in my high school, and maybe yours too, kids naturally separated into cliques—jocks, punks, preppies, hippies, and at the…

From Pac-Man to the Seafloor

From Pac-Man to the Seafloor

June 24, 2011
The Squid, the Whale, and the Grad Student

The Squid, the Whale, and the Grad Student

February 19, 2010

On the Serengeti Plains of Africa, lions stalk their prey mainly by sight. Scientists studying them also use their eyes…

The Turtle and the Robot

The Turtle and the Robot

December 19, 2008

Stephen Licht built an unusual underwater robot with a curious name. With a wink toward James Joyce, he named it…

A Tag Fit for a Porpoise

A Tag Fit for a Porpoise

November 13, 2008

In 2003, Stacy DeRuiter arrived as a graduate student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), where a new device developed…