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New paper addresses mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, highlights risks of dumping in ocean

Ten years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, radiation levels have fallen in all but the waters closest to the plant. But a new hazard exists and is growing every day in the...
6-Aug-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WHOI receives $2.7M from Simons Foundation to study nutrients, microbes that fuel ocean food web

The Simons Foundation has awarded Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) two grants totaling $2.7 million to study key processes that help fuel the health of our ocean and planet.
27-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WHOI names Peter de Menocal President and Director

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) today announced that Dr. Peter de Menocal has been named the eleventh President and Director of the Institution. De Menocal is a marine geologist and paleo-oceanographer who studies deep-sea sediments as...
20-Jul-2020 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WHOI Scientists, Staff, and Students Make Woods Hole Film Festival Appearance

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists are featured in two short films at this year’s Woods Hole Film Festival (WHFF). In addition, scientists will also participate in Q&A sessions connected to three of the festival’s...
17-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WHOI Researcher Dives to Challenger Deep

A Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher became one of just a handful of people to visit the deepest part of the ocean following a successful dive in the deep-submergence vehicle Limiting Factor on Monday.
26-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The many lifetimes of plastics

Many of us have seen informational posters at parks or aquariums specifying how long plastics bags, bottles, and other products last in the environment. They’re a good reminder to not litter, but where does the information on the lifetime...
15-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expedition to Service Pioneer Array Departing Woods Hole, Sunday 7 June

After weeks of preparation, isolation, and testing, a science team will depart on the R/V Neil Armstrong from Woods Hole, MA for an 11-day expedition.
5-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Are natural toxins in fish harmful?

Researchers investigate ‘PCB-like’ chemicals made by Mother Nature
2-Jun-2020 7:05 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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