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WHOI Scientists Make Woods Hole Film Festival Appearance

July 17, 2020

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists appear in two shorts and a feature film at this year’s Woods Hole Film…

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Overhaul to take Alvin to greater extremes

July 7, 2020

The Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) Alvin returned to Woods Hole, Mass. this spring for the final phase of an overhaul that will allow the submarine to dive to 6,500 meters.

Working from Home: Mallory Ringham

July 2, 2020

WHOI-MIT joint program student outfits her basement to do vital work on a marine carbon sensor

Working from Home: Scott Lindell

June 25, 2020

Though pandemic slows countless research projects, kelp breeding program can’t stop. A WHOI community rallies to help Scott Lindell and his lab sort over 2,200 blades.

A statement from the Wood’s Hole Diversity Initiative on racism

June 8, 2020

In light of the tragic circumstances surrounding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, WHOI reaffirms its Diversity Initiative goals to combat racism in all its forms and work for a more diverse and inclusive scientific community, recognizing that there is still much work to be done on our campuses and beyond.

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Statement on racism from WHOI leadership

June 2, 2020

June 1, 2020 WHOI leadership would like to take a moment to acknowledge the recent clear-cut examples of racial injustice…

Working from Home: Dante Cusolito

May 20, 2020

With some mechanical skills, foam board, and an oceanographic mind, Dante Cusolito found the perfect way to spend his time at home

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WHOI online store now open!

May 13, 2020

Need a dose of comfort? Shop for tees, jewelry, gifts and more.

As ice melts, emperor penguins march toward extinction

May 12, 2020

“Under a business-as-usual scenario, emperor penguins are marching towards extinction,” says Stéphanie Jenouvrier, a seabird biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Her team’s research indicates that if carbon emissions remain unchecked, 80 percent of the emperor colonies could be gone by 2100, leaving little hope for the species’ survival.

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Boston Globe: WHOI scientist’s stay in the Arctic extended due to coronavirus

May 11, 2020

WHOI biologist Carin Ashjian has been studying zooplankton aboard a German icebreaker attached to an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean. Now, she’s experiencing an additional two months on the ship, as another team of scientists go through a period of quarantining before she can be replaced. (Photo by Serdar Sakinan)