Profiles & Interviews

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Student Jessica Dabrowski with MIT EAPS graduate student Mukund Gupta, getting ready for on-deck sampling work in the Arctic.

Tracking Radium in the Artic

April 19, 2019

Jessica Dabrowski is an ocean chemist and a second-year graduate student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied…

Meet the ChemYak!

Meet the ChemYak!

April 1, 2019

WHOI scientist Anna Michel discusses our new ocean surface robot.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

October 20, 2014

» Chasing Bayla: Michael Moore’s quest to free a North Atlantic right whale from fishing gear (The Boston Globe, October…

A Drop in the Ocean

A Drop in the Ocean

July 18, 2014

How can you follow a wisp of water within the turbulent immensity of the ocean? Jim Ledwell figured out a…

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

Underneath and Overlooked: Groundwater

August 10, 2012

Matt Charette has been pulling off the sheetrock in Earth’s basement to reveal a hidden plumbing system that pumps water…

The Quest to Map Titanic

The Quest to Map Titanic

April 12, 2012

Bill Lange was aboard Knorr in 1985 when the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research vessel brought back the first grainy…

Where Will We Get Our Seafood?

Where Will We Get Our Seafood?

September 21, 2011

By 2030 or 2040, most seafood bought by Americans will be raised on a farm, not caught by fishermen. And,…

A 'WHOI Way' of Doing Things

A ‘WHOI Way’ of Doing Things

July 23, 2010

People who have worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution know it in their bones. People who work with WHOI feel…

fat chance Ben van Mooy

Fat Chance

July 1, 2010

A fatty compound responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic may hold unexpected promise in…

Science in Service to the Nation

Science in Service to the Nation

July 1, 2010

In 1863, as the Civil War raged, Congress established the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honorary society of scholars…