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wind farm

Collaboration to monitor sea, weather, and wildlife


Will the Gulf Stream really shut down?

WHOI oceanographers use Spray gliders to make measurements below the ocean surface across the Gulf Stream, and to complement satellites that routinely measure water temperature at the ocean surface. (Photo by Robert Todd © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

New Study Finds That the Gulf Stream is Warming and Shifting Closer to Shore

Lisa Beal communicating to the bridge

New Study Definitively Confirms Gulf Stream Weakening

Eel Photo

Making sense of a mystery fish

Two boaters pass by in Jökulsárlón, Iceland. (Photo by Rolf Gelpke via Unsplash)

It’s always freezing in the Arctic. Or is it?

Aerial view of Armstrong sailing off the coast of Greenland near icebergs. (Photo by Croy Carlin,
© Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

What’s happening with AMOC?

Heatwave Photo

Record-level heat is predicted for the months, and years, ahead. Why is this happening?

Cape Cod Bay with Long Point Light Station in background.

Mapping the potential path of nuclear wastewater

WHOI physical oceanographer Magdalena Andres and Stony Brook University professor Charles Flagg at a recent visit to the cargo vessel Oleander in the Port of New Jersey.

Oleander Project Transfers to WHOI Management


Atmospheric Research Provides Clear Evidence of Human-Caused Climate Change Signal Associated with CO2 Increases


First Observational Evidence of Beaufort Gyre Stabilization, Which Could be Precursor to Huge Freshwater Release

OOI engineers and mooring operations staff work together to deploy a section of a Pioneer Array mooring over the aft deck of R/V <em>Neil Armstrong</em>. (Photo by Allen Smith, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

On the Move

Cape Range cave in Northwestern Australia.  Changes in the isotopic composition of the stalagmites in Cape Range and the Kimberley region in northern Australia reflect rainfall over Australia from tropical cyclones and the monsoon. (Photo by Darren Brooks /Australian Speleological Federation, Perth, Australia)

Research reveals new links behind climate change in Australia


New Research Unlocks Clues About the Iconic Flight of the Wandering Albatross

Wide angle shot of marsh, two people gatherin samples in the distance, purple lupines in the foreground, a tidal greet with red clay down the middle

An introduction to marsh bothering

Living on the edge

Living on the edge

WHOI senior engineer Jeff O’Brien offloads an Ice tethered Profiler buoy and winch from the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker during the 2019 expedition of WHOI’s Beaufort Gyre Exploration Project. (Photo by Fred Marin, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

5 essential ocean-climate technologies