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Humpback whale populations share core skin bacterial community

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

New research shows elevated mercury from in-ground wastewater disposal

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

Land Joins WHOI as General Counsel, VP for Legal Affairs

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.

Scientists Train Students on Oil Spill Research

As part of ongoing research nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will team up

Radioactive Ocean Website Garners Support

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has teamed up with the public to build the most comprehensive and up-to-date dataset on marine radiation levels in the

Bottle Released in 1956 Finally Turns Up

In April 1956, Dean Bumpus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod began releasing bottles—a lot of bottles—into the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly 58 years later, a biologist studying grey seals off Nova Scotia found one of them in a pile of debris on a beach, 300...

New study finds extreme longevity in white sharks

Great white sharks—top predators throughout the world's ocean—grow much slower and live significantly longer than previously thought, according to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). In the first successful...Show More Summary

Seeing in the dark

The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals alive today. Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and...Show More Summary

Study explores complex physical oceanography in East China Sea

Just days before a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and National Taiwan University set out to conduct fieldwork in the East China Sea, Typhoon Morakot—one of the most destructive storms ever to hit...Show More Summary

Corals cozy up with bacterial buddies

Corals may let certain bacteria get under its skin, according to a new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and soon to be published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Show More Summary

Report: Microbes live more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment

Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). read more

Life underground

Microbes are living more than 500 feet beneath the seafloor in 5 million-year-old sediment, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Genetic material in mud...Show More Summary

Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid

New study reveals more acid seas could alter early development of Atlantic longfin squid Acidifying oceans could dramatically impact the world’s squid species, according to a new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and soon to be published in the journal PLOS ONE. Because squid are both ecologically and commercially important, that […]

Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid

Acidifying oceans could dramatically impact the world's squid species, according to a new study led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers and soon to be published in the journal PLOS ONE. Because squid are both ecologically...Show More Summary

New robotic instruments to provide real-time data on Gulf of Maine red tide

A new robotic sensor deployed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Gulf of Maine coastal waters may transform the way red tides or harmful algal blooms (HABs) are monitored and managed in New England. The instrument was launched at the end of last month, and a second such system will be deployed later this spring. read more

The Black Sea is a goldmine of ancient genetic data

When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, he was amazed about the variety of past plankton species that left behind their genetic makeup (i.e., the plankton paleome). read more

Filmmaker James Cameron Donates the Deepsea Challenger Submarine to Oceanographic Institution

Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron is giving the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) the submarine he used last year to reach the oceans’ deepest point. The engineering advancements of the high-tech submersible Deepsea Challenger will...Show More Summary

“Avatar” director donates dive craft, says 3D movie due in fall

(Reuters) - Film director James Cameron is donating the Deepsea Challenger craft he used to make a record-setting solo dive a year ago to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to speed research into the deepest parts of the world's oceans.

High-Tech Robot Seeks Out Right Whales

Chief scientist Mark Baumgartner secures glider (with its wings removed) after it was recovered Dec. 4 from its three-week mission. Photo by Nadine Lysiak, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) took place over the weekend, but one new high-tech babysitter was not featured in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Ocean acidification pH animation (video)

Datasets show computer model simulations from 1895-2094, with continents and coral reefs marked. Provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Source: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) For more about...Show More Summary

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