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Ice, Wind & Fury

Ice, Wind & Fury

November 10, 2015

Greenlanders are well away of piteraqs, the hazardous torrents of cold air that sweep down off the ice cap. But scientists are just beginning to unravel how and when piteraqs form.

Forecasting the Future of Fish

Forecasting the Future of Fish

October 29, 2015

How can we weigh all the interrelated factors involved in managing a critical ocean resource? Oceanus magazine experiments with a graphic article to help explain a complex issue.

Tracking a Trail of Carbon

Tracking a Trail of Carbon

October 6, 2015

Lake Titicaca in the Andes Mountains of South America is an extraordinary place to explore ancient human civilization, Earth’s climate history, and the flow of carbon through our planet.

The Riddle of Rip Currents

The Riddle of Rip Currents

September 17, 2015

Rip currents claim more than 100 lives in the United States each year and are the leading cause of lifeguard rescues. Scientists created a large gash in the seafloor to learn more about their complex dynamics.

Short-circuiting the Biological Pump

Short-circuiting the Biological Pump

August 24, 2015

The ocean has been sucking up the heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) building up in our atmosphere—with a little help from…

Coral Crusader

Coral Crusader

July 8, 2015

Graduate student Hannah Barkley is on a mission to investigate how warming ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, and other impacts of climate change are affecting corals in an effort to find ways to preserve these vital ocean resources.

Scientists Find Trigger That Cracks Lakes

Scientists Find Trigger That Cracks Lakes

June 3, 2015

Graduate student Laura Stevens became a focal point of a research team that cracked a big mystery atop the Greenland Ice Sheet.

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

A Green Thumb for Ocean Microbes

May 11, 2015

Anyone who has tried to grow orchids or keep a bonsai tree alive will tell you that cultivating plants is…

Hidden Battles on the Reefs

Hidden Battles on the Reefs

January 7, 2015

A new study led by WHOI scientists shows how changing ocean conditions can combine to intensify erosion of coral reefs.

Trouble in the Tropics

Trouble in the Tropics

November 26, 2014

An MIT-WHOI graduate student is on the trail of marine toxins that accumulate in fish and are eaten by people.