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Oceanus Magazine

Sex, Games, and the Evolution of Gender Gaps

Sex, Games, and the Evolution of Gender Gaps

January 4, 2016

Population models can help us plan breeding programs for endangered species and understand the evolution of sex ratios.

Forecasting the Future of Fish

Forecasting the Future of Fish

October 29, 2015

How can we weigh all the interrelated factors involved in managing a critical ocean resource? Oceanus magazine experiments with a graphic article to help explain a complex issue.

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

May 11, 2015

Anyone who has tried to grow orchids or keep a bonsai tree alive will tell you that cultivating plants is…

Trouble in the Tropics

Trouble in the Tropics

November 26, 2014

An MIT-WHOI graduate student is on the trail of marine toxins that accumulate in fish and are eaten by people.

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

Big Questions About Tiny Bacteria

November 3, 2014

It’s 3 a.m., and Jesse McNichol is struggling to stay awake. Since midafternoon, he’s been in his lab, tending to…

Is Ocean Acidification Affecting Squid?

Is Ocean Acidification Affecting Squid?

September 26, 2014

The rise in carbon dioxide in the ocean from fossil-fuel burning may have insidious impacts on marine life.

Sassy Scallops

Sassy Scallops

October 9, 2013

MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate student Meredith White examined how increasingly acidic ocean waters affect scallop shells in their critical early stages of development.

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…

Bacteria Hitchhike on Tiny Marine Life

Bacteria Hitchhike on Tiny Marine Life

February 1, 2013

Amalia Aruda knows that tiny marine creatures have big impacts. Some can kill you. Aruda studies some of the smallest…