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Forecasting the Future of Fish

Forecasting the Future of Fish

October 29, 2015

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Recovering After a Hurricane

Recovering After a Hurricane

October 1, 2014

Maya Becker’s research as a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) gave her the confidence to change her entire academic path. When she arrived at WHOI in June, she had just completed her junior year at Columbia...

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014 (Part II)

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014 (Part II)

October 1, 2014

It’s a science major’s dream job: live on Cape Cod for the summer and do ocean research with top-notch scientists as a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This year, as in every summer since 1959, undergraduates...

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014 (Part I)

A Summer of Science by the Sea, 2014 (Part I)

September 18, 2014

It’s a science major’s dream job: live on Cape Cod for the summer and do ocean research with top-notch scientists as a Summer Student Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This year, as in every summer since 1959, undergraduates...

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

The Socioeconomic Costs of Ocean Acidification

January 8, 2010

The increasing acidification of the oceans is measured in pH units, but its impacts on people will be measured in dollar signs, says Sarah Cooley. Commercial and recreational fishing, tourism, the protection of shorelines by coral reefs—all could be harmed...

Tara Hetz

Tara Hetz

November 13, 2009

Tara Hetz has gotten to see a different side of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) from her Summer Student Fellow (SSF) peers this summer as the sole fellow at the Marine Policy Center. With WHOI research specialist Hauke Kite-Powell, she...

Farming Shellfish in Zanzibar

Farming Shellfish in Zanzibar

July 31, 2009
To Fertilize, or Not to Fertilize

To Fertilize, or Not to Fertilize

February 6, 2008

Global warming is “unequivocal,” the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported in November 2007. Human actions—particularly the burning of fossil fuels—have dramatically raised carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, leading our planet toward “abrupt or irreversible...

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

Proposals Emerge to Transfer Excess Carbon into the Ocean

January 11, 2008

It’s sort of the planetary equivalent of moving clutter accumulating in the attic to other storage space in the basement: transferring excess heat-trapping carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere into the deep ocean. A combination of forces—including rising public awareness and...

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

Dumping Iron and Trading Carbon

January 10, 2008

Debating the idea of fertilizing the ocean with iron can feel a little like riding a seesaw. On the up side is iron’s eye-catching potential to set off enormous plankton blooms, triggering large reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide. But further...

News Releases

Bay State Aquaculture Projects Get Green Light from National Sea Grant Program

Bay State Aquaculture Projects Get Green Light from National Sea Grant Program

October 31, 2017

Two new grants to the Woods Hole Sea Grant program totaling more than $650,000 will support research aimed at expanding aquaculture production in Massachusetts. The projects won funding as part of a national strategic investment in aquaculture by the NOAA...