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Albatrose divorce

When it comes to albatross ‘divorce,’ climate isn’t the only issue

November 3, 2022

Personality can factor into lovebird split-ups in the southern Indian Ocean

Starlet sea anemone

A toxic double whammy for sea anemones

July 11, 2022

Exposure to both oil and sunlight can be harmful to sea anemones

Shellfish farming

Invasive tunicates have shellfish farmers crying “foul”

June 30, 2022

As shellfish farmers struggle with invasive tunicate invasions, scientists are trying to gain insight into the thermal tolerances for these strange critters and determine where they might show up next

A curious robot is poised to rapidly expand reef research

December 1, 2021

WHOI scientists with the Coral Catalyst Team are leveraging a new, artificially intelligent robot to automate coral reef health assessments

Jaida Elcock: diversity is essential–in the marine ecosystem and in science

October 20, 2021

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Jaida Elcock always knew she was going to work with sharks. Oceanus caught up with her to find out more about why sharks—and representation—matter.

Measuring the great migration

September 23, 2021

A bioacoustic mooring will use sound to help estimate life migrating in the ocean’s twilight zone as part of a new long-term observation network in the Atlantic

Lauren Dykman

Falling in love with deep-sea parasites

July 14, 2021

At hydrothermal vents there are body-snatchers, intestinal hitchhikers, and chest-bursters, but something about them is still alluring to Lauren Dykman

Blue shark

A tunnel to the Twilight Zone

August 2, 2019

Scientists track hungry blue sharks as they ride swirling currents down to the ocean twilight zone—a layer of the ocean containing the largest fish biomass on Earth

The Secret Tuna Nursery

The Secret Tuna Nursery

November 20, 2018

WHOI biologists and physical oceanographers combine expertise to reveal a place in the ocean where some tuna are born.

A Lobster Trap for Microbes

A Lobster Trap for Microbes

October 22, 2018

What if you wanted to observe what microbes in the ocean are doing? First, you lure them into your field of view.