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Evidence suggests California's drought is the worst in 1,200 years

As California finally experiences the arrival of a rain-bearing Pineapple Express this week, two climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have shown that the drought of 2012-2014 has been the worst in 1,200 years. read more

Fukushima Radiation Detected 100 Miles Off California Coast

While no US Federal Agency sees fit to monitor ocean radioactivity in coastal waters, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) has taken on the task of keeping the information flowing in a world of 'promises' that everything will be ok. Show More Summary

Radiation From Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant Detected 100 miles Off California Coast

Traces of radiation, that is believed to be from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident back in 2011, has been detected just 100 miles off the coast of California says the the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI.)...Show More Summary

Alvin dives to new depths

With the completion of the new Alvin, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s storied deep-sea submersible, 50 million square miles of previously inaccessible seafloor real estate is now open to scientific investigation. Before itsShow More Summary

Newly discovered Icelandic current could change North Atlantic climate picture

An international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways.

New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of water to a much earlier time than previously believed.

Science’s Favorite Deep-Sea Explorer Gets High-Tech Upgrades

After 50 years of cutting-edge seafloor exploration, the Alvin submersible—renegade deep-sea explorer for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute—just got a long-deserved makeover. Alvin is the United States’ only deep-diving manned submersible used for science, so its upgrades will have a serious impact on the discoveries we can pull off in the deep. Show More Summary

There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

A new study by a team from the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Irvine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has found that there are still two million barrels-worth of oil from BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster sitting

Moog Supplies Camera System for WHOI Research Vessel

Research vessel Atlantis II underway with rugged, marine camera system from Moog Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group has supplied the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with a new,

The Shark Cam

A tough little REMUS-100 underwater vehicle was outfitted with several cameras by a team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and captured some amazing footage of Great White Sharks doing what they do best.

Underwater Camera Films Dramatic Great White Shark Attack in HD: VIDEO

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Since the public interest seems to turn to sharks this time of year, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute shared a video they shot last year from a submersible SharkCam they were using to film Great White Sharks which will make...

Terrifying: Watch A Shark Attack A Video Camera

5 months agoOdd : Geekologie

This is a video from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute of a great white shark attacking the video camera that was meant to study them. It's terrifying how it just comes out of nowhere to attack. Which is exactly why I want you to sign this petition to fill the oceans with concrete. Show More Summary

Great White Shark Attack Captured From Every Possible Angle

Video: Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute recorded this video of great white sharks fiercely attacking their SharkCam, an autonomous underwater vehicle with several cameras inside pointing at different directions. It shows how they attack their prey in Guadalupe Island, Baja California, Mexico. More »      

Stunning great white shark footage

5 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Absolutely breathtaking great white shark footage captured by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researchers using their SharkCam underwater drone near Mexico's Guadalupe Island. Read the rest

Ten Great Ships from the History of Ocean Exploration

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Research vessels come in all shapes and sizes for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Over the past eight decades, the research institute has purchased smuggling ships, converted troop carriers, commissioned deep sea drillers, and built a catamaran out of surplus pontoons. Read more...

This what a hunting great white sharks looks like

With Discovery Channel's famed Shark Week starting up this Sunday, it's once again time to unabashedly indulge in some shark voyeurism. Enter researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, who deployed a torpedo-shaped robot equipped with six GoPro cameras into the waters off the west coast of Mexico. Show More Summary

Shark vs. Robot

5 months agoOdd : Neatorama

(vimeo link) The REMUS "SharkCam" is a specially-equipped robotic underwater photographer. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sent one out to track and record sharks. What they found out was that the SharkCam, as youth as it is, resembled something a shark might want to eat. Show More Summary

See What It's Like To Be Hunted By A Shark -- From the POV of a Seal

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last year, a research team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution deployed a robotic "SharkCam" off the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island to film great white sharks in the wild. But the sharks had other ideas. Read more...

Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot — Then The Sharks Turned On It

Last November, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Systems Laboratory took an autonomous shark-stalking robot to Guadalupe, Mexico to track and film great white sharks. Two weeks ago, they released the footage, and it looks as though the stalker became the stalkee. Show More Summary

Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers

Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals. read more

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