Emperor Penguins, Increasingly Under Siege by Climate Change, Proposed as Threatened Species Under Endangered Species Act
Today, the U. S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal to list the emperor penguin as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) based on evidence that the animal's sea ice habitat is shrinking and is likely to...
3-Aug-2021 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Woods Hole, MA (August 3, 2021) – A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events,...
3-Aug-2021 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Woods Hole, Mass. (July 26, 2021) — In September of 2017, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution postdoctoral scholar Maggie Johnson was conducting an experiment with a colleague in Bocas del Toro off the Caribbean coast of Panama. After sitting...
26-Jul-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites
The Indian Ocean has been warming much more than other ocean basins over the last 50-60 years.
20-Jul-2021 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites
The hydrothermal vent fluids from the Gorda Ridge spreading center in the northeast Pacific Ocean create a biological hub of activity in the deep sea. There, in the dark ocean, a unique food web thrives not on photosynthesis but rather on chemical...
16-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Sharks are some of the largest fish in the ocean, known as apex predators, that steal the show in films, television and of course - shark week!
9-Jul-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
A new study demonstrates that lobsters can detect low-frequency sound and suggests that anthropogenic noise could affect lobsters. The study comes out at a time when the construction of more offshore wind farms, with their associated underwater pile...
7-Jul-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution appoints new Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a world leader in ocean exploration, discovery, and education, has named a new Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence (CSDS) for its National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF). Dr. Anna Michel, an associate...
21-Jun-2021 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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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
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