US – New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030. They also predict the Bering Sea will reach […]
New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044. read more
Diverse coral communities persist, but bioerosion escalates in Palau’s low-pH waters From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute : As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The CO2 reacts with water molecules, lowering the ocean’s pH in a process known as ocean acidification. This process…
Ocean acidification (OA) is an important research focus both nationally and internationally. While acidification of the oceans in response to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations is now irrefutable, the details of the chemical, geological, and biological consequences of OA require much further study. Over the past 6 years, NSF and other US agencies have invested millions […]
When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 12:30-4:00 pm (immediately following the 2015 OCB Summer Workshop) Where: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Clark 507), Woods Hole, MA Plenary Speakers: Dave Schimel (NASA-JPL), Anastasia Romanou (NASA-GISS), Paula Bontempi (NASA-HQ), Heidi Dierssen (Univ. Show More Summary
Alberto Collasius Jr. from the Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US talks about his time at sea as expedition leader with the JASON remotely operated vehicle....
Did you miss the Bruce Museum?s Deep Sea exhibition last year? Well you can catch it again ? or at least part of it ? this summer if you?re heading to the Cape. A display featured in the Bruce Museum?s Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep...Show More Summary
Mercury levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna have been rising fairly rapidly over the last few decades, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The work — which was done by...Show More Summary
A new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) points to the deep ocean as a major source of dissolved iron in the central Pacific Ocean.
A new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) points to the deep ocean as a major source of dissolved iron in the central Pacific Ocean. This finding highlights the vital role ocean mixing plays in determining whether deep sources of iron reach the surface-dwelling life that need it to survive. read more
Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts have used the remotely-operated Nereid Under Ice Vehicle to capture video evidence of rich blooms of algae thriving beneath sheets of polar ice. With Nereid we saw not only a big bloom of plankton but also subsequent blooms of zooplankton feeding on the phytoplankton. First copepods, […]
Guest essay by Rolf E. Westgard In his 2007 Noble Prize acceptance speech, former Vice President Al Gore warned that the “Arctic ice could be gone in as little as seven years.” Last week, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reported: “The North and South Poles are not melting.” In that report, oceanographer Ted Maksym noted…
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