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.
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...
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
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 »
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
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...
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
(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
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...
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
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
Disappearing sea ice in Antarctica is putting emperor penguins at risk of extinction, researchers warn. "The population is declining," Hal Caswell, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and an author of a new study in Nature Climate Change, said. Show More Summary
A recent study led by Aleck Wang, a chemical oceanographer from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has identified the Gulf of Maine as outstanding in an unfortunate way—more susceptible to pressures of ocean acidification than any other region along the eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico. Ocean acidification may not be a familiar term for many, […]
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) says its deep sea unmanned submersible 'Nereus' has gone missing 10km down while exploring one of the world's deepest spots – the Kermadec Trench,
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has announced that its hybrid ROV, the Nerus, was lost over the weekend and is unrecoverable, having sunk to the bottom of the 10,000 meter Kermadec Trench. Read more...
The Nereus, an unmanned research sub operated by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, imploded on Saturday. The sub was pushing the limits of its design, exploring an area of the Kermadec Trench off the coast of New Zealand, almost 30,000 feet below the surface. Show More Summary
In 2009, Nereus was the new $5 million hybrid-transformer-multipurpose-all knowing-swiss army knife of deep-sea research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Nereus, primarily funded by NSF ( with smaller contributions from the Office...Show More Summary
Humpback whales share a simplistic skin bacterial community across populations, according to results published March 26, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Amy Apprill from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and colleagues. Show More Summary
As towns across Cape Cod struggle with problems stemming from septic systems, a recent study by a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientist focuses on one specific toxic by-product: mercury. In a study of local groundwater,...Show More Summary
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed Christopher Land to be its General Counsel and Vice President for Legal Affairs. Land assumes his post on March 3.