WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers combine expertise to reveal a place in the ocean where some tuna are born.
What if you wanted to observe what microbes in the ocean are doing? First, you lure them into your field of view.
Harmful algal blooms can produce toxins that accumulate in shellfish and cause health problems and economic losses. They have increased in strength and frequency worldwide. Can we get advance warnings of when and where they will occur?
By tagging sharks, WHOI scientists have revealed their surprising behavior.
The widespread use of antibiotics is increasing the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria—perhaps into the ocean, too.
An MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student is exploring how tiny larvae hatched in the open ocean find their way to coral reefs where they settle down and live.
There are autotrophs, such as plants, that can make their own food. There are heterotrophs, such as animals, that consume other organisms. And then there are curious organisms called mixotrophs, which can do both, switching how they get food depending on the conditions in their environment.
It’s still a mystery: How do the tiny larvae of marine animals that hatch in the open ocean find their…
Sharks are some of the largest fish in the ocean, but their movements and behavior have remained largely hidden from people.
Bacteria in the ocean, including pathogenic ones, often hitchhike on tiny crustaceans called copepods. A graduate student explored their complex relationships.