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Scientists will eavesdrop on New York whales to help save them

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will be working together to listen to whales near New York. To do this, they are deploying an acoustic monitoring buoy to...Show More Summary

Researchers Capture Rare Footage of Thousands of Red Crabs Swarming Close to the Sea Floor

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In April 2015, a research team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) captured absolutely mesmerizing, terrifying and incredibly rare footage of thousands of red crabs swarming just above the ocean floor of Hannibal Bank Seamount near the coast of Panama. The team had not been looking for the crabs specifically, but instead the entire ecosystem […]

Watch Thousands of Tiny Crabs Stampede Across the Sea Floor

Crab stampede! Run! (Photo: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute) Counting up octopi and tailing sea turtles is all in a day's work for ocean biologists. But last year, biodiversity researchers off the coast of Panama were thrilled toShow More Summary

RV Neil Armstrong Arrives in Woods Hole

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to its home port at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) dock for the first time Wednesday, escorted by the

“ProteOMZ” Surfaces Findings in Low Oxygen Ocean Waters

Dr. Mak Saito from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, along with his research team have just returned from a 22 day expedition, called “ProteOMZ”, aboard Schmidt

Autonomous underwater vehicle provides new insights into shark behaviour

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's not easy studying sharks. With most observations being made from the surface we know almost nothing of the predator's behavior below the waves. The REMUS SharkCam AUV and the team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute are starting...Show More Summary

3rd US Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators Meeting, 9-11 June 2015, Woods Hole, MA

The 3rd US Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators Meeting took place June 9-11, 2015 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA. The meeting, which was organized by the OCB Ocean Acidification Subcommittee (OCB-OA) and the OCB Project Office and funded by NSF Biological Oceanography, convened 107 scientists who are currently working on funded […]

Shark vs. Robot

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

In laymen’s terms they built a shark-chasing robot. You can guess what happened next… The back story is a little more reputable. I recently attended the Center for Marine Robotics meeting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and learned about a very interesting robot. Show More Summary

Manufactured PANIC: projected Antarctic ice shelf melting “may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse”

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…

Scientists develop unique tag for tracking jellyfish and squid

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Radiation in the Ocean

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

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger Damaged In Transit

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

How WCAI turned a coffee shop into a public radio satellite studio

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

One more thing for Greece to worry about – undersea pools of carbon dioxide

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…

Arctic Ocean acidity threatens shellfish as early as 2030

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 study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species

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

Astonishing finding: coral reef thriving amid ‘ocean acidification’

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…

The third U.S. Ocean Acidification Principal Investigators’ Meeting, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 9-11 June 2015

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 […]

Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Pre-Decadal Survey Meeting, 23 July 2015, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA

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

Robots: Deep-Sea Exploration

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....

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