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Sargassum serendipity

December 2, 2022

A surprise find connects MIT students working on solutions for a harmful algal bloom in the Caribbean

Wide angle shot of marsh, two people gatherin samples in the distance, purple lupines in the foreground, a tidal greet with red clay down the middle

An introduction to marsh bothering

November 17, 2022

A sea-level modeler plunges into fieldwork on Prince Edward Island

Albatrose divorce

When it comes to albatross ‘divorce,’ climate isn’t the only issue

November 3, 2022

Personality can factor into lovebird split-ups in the southern Indian Ocean

A ship floats in the the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (Photo by Kris Krug, Wikimedia Commons)

Sunlight and the fate of oil at sea

September 29, 2022

Danielle Haas Freeman draws on the language of chemistry to solve an oil spill puzzle

Starlet sea anemone

A toxic double whammy for sea anemones

July 11, 2022

Exposure to both oil and sunlight can be harmful to sea anemones

Shellfish farming

Invasive tunicates have shellfish farmers crying “foul”

June 30, 2022

As shellfish farmers struggle with invasive tunicate invasions, scientists are trying to gain insight into the thermal tolerances for these strange critters and determine where they might show up next

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Novel tool sheds light on coral reef erosion

June 3, 2022

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5 WHOI women making waves in ocean science and engineering

March 10, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting a few scientists who have made a difference in the WHOI community and beyond

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Sniffing out methane in the deep sea

February 3, 2022

Scientists cruise the Gulf of California’s Guaymas Basin to test out new tech for detecting and measuring methane in the deep

Dune buggies and diving:

January 20, 2022

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