From the WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION and the “worse than we thought” department, comes this breathless press release that doesn’t even mention the name of the study somehow manages to spin model results into a future frenzy worse that if the ice shelves just collapsed. New study projects that melting of Antarctic ice shelves will…
How do you tag a jellyfish? It may sound like a metaphor for frustration, but it's a question that's occupying a team of scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The team has developed a new technology called Integrated...Show More Summary
Image: The spots monitored for Fukushima radiation by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The West Coast of the United States seems under siege by negative environmental news: earthquake predictions, oil spills, drought, critically...Show More Summary
In 2012, James Cameron made history when he became the third person to visit the Mariana Trench. After the trip, he donated his submarine, Deepsea Challenger, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The institution was in the process of loaning the vehicle out when it caught fire while in transit. http://io9.com/james-cameron-... Read more...
The motto of Coffee Obsession in Woods Hole, Massachusetts is “Coffee. Internet. Art.” But now, the coffee shop just down the street from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution can add some new words to its blue wooden sign: “Public...Show More Summary
From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Carbon dioxide pools discovered in Aegean Sea The location of the second largest volcanic eruption in human history, the waters off Greece’s Santorini are the site of newly discovered opalescent pools forming at 250 meters depth. The interconnected series of meandering, iridescent white pools contain high concentrations of carbon…
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