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Shellfish's Mysterious Pathways to Adulthood

Shellfish’s Mysterious Pathways to Adulthood

November 19, 2008

With a cool ocean breeze under a cloudless sky, children weave small sailboats through the channel. Larger boats scurry out…

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…

One Man's Swamp Is a Fish's Nursery

One Man’s Swamp Is a Fish’s Nursery

October 15, 2008

A parade of schoolmaster snapper swims by me, their neon yellow fins directing traffic. Echoing in the background is the…

Testing the Waters and Closing Beaches

Testing the Waters and Closing Beaches

September 3, 2008

On a warm, tranquil evening this summer, Falmouth resident Annette Hynes took a friend down to Wood Neck Beach. It…

Biochemical Warfare on the Reef

Biochemical Warfare on the Reef

August 26, 2008

Just beneath the tranquil, clear waters of the tropical Caribbean, unseen by all but a few keen-eyed divers, two foes…

Eavesdropping on Whales' Mealtime Conversation

Eavesdropping on Whales’ Mealtime Conversation

August 9, 2007

Like a knife slicing through denim, the black dorsal fin broke the surface of the icy water quickly, and then…

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

What Does It Take To Break a Whale?

June 20, 2007

The ship hit the whale with a force that snapped her 14-foot jawbone like a toothpick and left a 4-foot-long…

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

Graduate Student Discovers an Unusual New Species

February 10, 2006

Sheri Simmons gets into the rugged wilderness as often as she can, backpacking in Newfoundland, the Sierras, the Adirondacks, and…

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

Scientific (and Surfing) Safari

October 24, 2005

Eric Montie has a great tan, photos of huge waves taped above his computer, and a penchant for grabbing his short…