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Profiles & Interviews

Kalina Grabb studies some of the ocean’s most reactive chemicals

February 6, 2020

A marine geochemist discusses her passion for coral reefs, how volatile compounds in the ocean affect their health, and a new type of sensor that is shedding light on these interactions.

Paul Caiger hunts for things that glow in the Ocean Twilight Zone

January 14, 2020

Paul Caiger is a fish biologist, marine photographer and postdoctoral investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). From the ghoulish grimace of the viperfish, to the bejeweled beauty of the strawberry squid, Caiger’s marine portraits have helped shine a light in this dark but critical ocean zone.

WHOI President Mark Abbott talks about his retirement in a Sunday Journal Chat

January 14, 2020

Mark Abbott talks retirement in 2020, development on WHOI’s campus, and the increasing importance of blue planet stewardship in a Sunday Journal Chat with

David DuBois portrait

Stamp of approval: David DuBois highlights WHOI with special-edition pictorial postmarks

January 6, 2020

David DuBois is senior distribution assistant in the Facilities department at WHOI. An avid stamp collector, David has been involved with three Pictorial Postmarks for WHOI over the years.

chris linder portrait

An eye for adventure: Chris Linder

November 20, 2019

Chris Linder is a photographer and a part-time Expedition Multimedia Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His body of photographic work comprises a mosaic of imagery from scientific expeditions in the harshest of environments.

Robin Littlefield

Exploration Enabler: Robin Littlefield

November 13, 2019

WHOI engineer Robin Littlefield is on a mission to increase the reach of science through the development and operation of autonomous underwater vehicles.

Julie Huber and Bill Nye Science Guy

WHOI’s Julie Huber on Science Rules! with Bill Nye

November 7, 2019

Searching for the limits of life: Taylor Heyl

November 7, 2019

A deep-sea biologist discusses her search for life in the deepest parts of our ocean, and why WHOI is the place she has chosen to carry out her research

The “sub” text of 45 years at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

October 30, 2019

Rick Chandler is a senior submersible engineer and administrator for the Alvin Group at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where he’s worked for more than 45 years.

How do you study marine metamorphosis?

October 22, 2019

Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser is a marine benthic ecologist, whose primary research focus is on how invertebrates establish themselves along the seafloor.