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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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