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Profiles & Interviews

Making a splash on TikTok

September 15, 2022

Nate “The lumpfish guy” Spada brings ocean science to millions with amazing creatures and a sense of humor

Edie Widder: A light in the darkness

July 29, 2022

By sharing her fascination with the luminous deep, explorer, author, and conservationist Edie Widder sheds light on why it matters.

Ocean Twilight Zone Spotlight: Heidi Sosik

March 8, 2022

In this interview, OTZ researcher Heidi Sosik explains how her work with marine plankton is helping to answer big questions about the ocean twilight zone

Waves of inspiration

February 24, 2022

Rachael Talibart explores the infinite creativity of wave photography

Elizabeth Colbert

Elizabeth Kolbert on ocean-based carbon removal

February 9, 2022

Pulitzer prize–winning author reflects on methods that could enable the ocean to store more carbon, and what that could mean for marine ecosystems and sea life.

Sophie Hines

Coral time machines

January 26, 2022

Sophie Hines discusses the paleo-research power of fossil corals

Dune buggies and diving:

January 20, 2022

PhD student Ciara Dooley talks about coastal research with the DUNEX Program

Amy Phung: Automating Exploration

November 18, 2021

For MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Amy Phung, virtual reality and robotics are a natural pairing for ocean exploration

Alvin Certification Coordinator Lisa Smith standing in front of an updated HOV Alvin which is tucked on board the newly refurbished R/V Atlantis (Photo Ken Kostel ©WHOI).

Meet the Alvin 6500 Team: Lisa Smith

October 21, 2021

Alvin Certification Coordinator Lisa Smith on working with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to get HOV Alvin cleared for diving.

Jaida Elcock: diversity is essential–in the marine ecosystem and in science

October 20, 2021

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Jaida Elcock always knew she was going to work with sharks. Oceanus caught up with her to find out more about why sharks—and representation—matter.