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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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Lab shutdowns enable speedier investigation of coral disease

Research labs have shut down around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) from investigating critical problems in the ocean.
29-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fishing less could be a win for both lobstermen and endangered whales

A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that New England’s historic lobster fishery may turn a higher profit by operating with less gear in the water and a shorter season.
27-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ocean explorer and filmmaker James Cameron to host virtual event on Extreme Ocean Machines

On May 20, ocean explorer and world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron will host a special edition of Ocean Encounters, a popular virtual event series from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
15-May-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer condition than Southern right whale

New research by an international team of scientists reveals that endangered North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer body condition than their counterparts in the southern hemisphere.
23-Apr-2020 11:05 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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