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New Study Definitively Confirms Gulf Stream Weakening, Understanding the Changes Could Help Predict Future Trends in Extreme Events

The Gulf Stream transport of water through the Florida Strait has slowed by 4% over the past four decades, with a 99% certainty that this weakening is more than expected from random chance, according to a new study.
25-Sep-2023 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Innovative Techniques Provide New Means to Monitor Coral Reef Health

With coral reefs worldwide undergoing unprecedented stressors due to climate change and other human pressures, a large-scale application of innovative techniques shows promise for detecting the health condition of reefs.
21-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution tapped by National Science Foundation to lead Ocean Observatories Initiative Program Management for An Additional Five Years

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it has awarded a coalition of academic and oceanographic research organizations a second, five-year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
21-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WHOI Projects Awarded Funding by the National Oceanographic Partnerships Program to Support Research and Development of Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers are among the 17 projects that have been awarded funding by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program on behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP).
7-Sep-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Framework for Oceanographic Research Provides Potential for Broader Access to Deep Sea Scientific Exploration

Scientific exploration of the deep ocean has largely remained inaccessible to most people because of barriers to access due to infrastructure, training, and physical ability requirements for at-sea oceanographic research.
24-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Top Fish Predators Could Suffer Wide Loss of Suitable Habitat by 2100 Due to Climate Change

A study of 12 species of highly migratory fish predators—including sharks, tuna, and billfish such as marlin and swordfish—finds that most of them will encounter widespread losses of suitable habitat and redistribution from current habitats in...
9-Aug-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Partners with Cape Cod Children’s Museum to create a new interactive, educational, water exhibit

Cape Cod Children’s Museum (CCCM), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the WHOI Sea Grant program are combining forces to bring an ocean-themed educational exhibit to the CCCM, just in time for summer.
14-Jun-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Project Looks at Pulling Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

With human-induced greenhouse gases fueling global climate change, there is an urgent need to bolster emissions reductions with large-scale carbon dioxide removal.
7-Jun-2023 8:05 AM EDT 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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