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ASLO honors Elizabeth B. Kujawinski with the 2024 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award

Each year, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) honors scientists for their outstanding achievements in aquatic science research, service, and education.
13-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Studying Ocean Transform Faults, Describe a Previously Unknown Part of the Geological Carbon Cycle

This study reports widespread mineral carbonation of mantle rocks in an oceanic transform fueled by magmatic degassing of CO2.
12-Feb-2024 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Vitamin B12 adaptability in Antarctic algae has implications for climate change

Vitamin B12 deficiency in people can cause a slew of health problems and even become fatal. Until now, the same deficiencies were thought to impact certain types of algae, as well.
5-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Some Plastic Straws Degrade Quicker Than Others, New Study Shows

In a new paper published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, WHOI scientists Collin Ward, Bryan James, Chris Reddy, and Yanchen Sun put different types of plastics and paper drinking straws head-to-head to see which degrade the fastest in...
30-Jan-2024 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Researchers Say Accounting for Plastic Persistence Can Minimize Environmental Impacts

Researchers have developed a sustainability metric for the ecological design of plastic products that have low persistence in the environment. Adhering to this metric could provide substantial environmental and societal benefits
8-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Study: Deep Sea Sensor Reveals That Corals Produce Reactive Oxygen Species

A new study reveals deep-sea corals and sponges produce the ROS superoxide, meaning these chemicals have a string of previously unknown effects on ocean life.
4-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ocean Pavilion Partners Unveil COP28 Dubai Ocean Declaration in Advance of UN Climate Conference

Partners of the Ocean Pavilion at COP28 and associated stakeholders are calling on world leaders to recognize the importance of the ocean in climate and support efforts to expand and improve ocean observations worldwide, including expanding coverage...
20-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Evidence of Climate Change in the North Atlantic can be Seen in the Deep Ocean, Study Finds

Evidence of climate change in the North Atlantic during the last 1,000 years can be seen in the deep ocean, according to a newly published paper led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and University College London.
17-Nov-2023 8:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigating the Ocean’s Influence on Australia’s Drought

To understand how the relentless heat, blazing wild fires, and bone-dry conditions have reached such extremes, scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are looking to the ocean.
9-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST

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WHOI Climate Change Experts Available

The ocean plays a critical role in Earth’s climate system and will be among the topics discussed during the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) taking place in Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18, 2009. This year — for the first time...
8-Dec-2009 3:25 PM EST

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