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Profiles & Interviews

A man dressed in orange samples orange lava from black volcanic rock.

The predictive power of geochemistry

December 19, 2022

A WHOI researcher looks for changes in gas molecules to forecast volcanic eruptions such as Mauna Loa in Hawai’i.

From Northern California to Ocean Engineer

December 12, 2022

OOI engineer Irene Duran’s life took her from a dry, hot California town to a career where preparing for inclement weather is part of the job

Why Indigenous perspectives matter in the climate conversation

November 21, 2022

Wampanoag Tribal Member Leslie Jonas talks WHOI, Native rights, and a timely partnership

What happens to natural gas in the ocean?

October 6, 2022

WHOI marine chemist Chris Reddy weighs in on a methane leak in the Baltic Sea

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