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New study uncovers unprecedented declines in iconic kelp forests along Monterey Peninsula, with glimmers of hope in Oregon and Mexico
A new study provides novel documentation of kelp forest decline along the west coast of the U.S. and Mexico in response to the 2014–2016 record-breaking marine heatwave, along with evidence of regional recovery.
23-Mar-2023 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution helps lead groundbreaking study on the human and ocean health impacts of ocean plastics
For the first time, leading researchers from the fields of healthcare, ocean science, and social science have collaborated to quantify plastic's considerable risks to all life on Earth.
21-Mar-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Where Did Earth’s Water Come From? Not Melted Meteorites, According to Scientists
A new study published today in the journal Nature brings scientists one step closer to knowing how or when massive quantities of water arrived on earth.
15-Mar-2023 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites
A Better Understanding of Gas Exchange Between the Atmosphere and Ocean Can Improve Global Climate Models
The injection of bubbles from waves breaking in turbulent and cold high-latitude regions of the high seas is an underappreciated way in which atmospheric gases are transported into the interior ocean. An improved mechanistic understanding of gas...
7-Mar-2023 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites
Ocean Observatories Initiative‘s Pioneer Array Relocating to Southern Mid-Atlantic Bight
Today, a team of scientists and engineers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) left Charleston, SC aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong to begin test deployments in preparation for the installation of an Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)...
21-Feb-2023 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites
Excess Nutrients Lead to Dramatic Ecosystem Changes in Cape Cod’s Waquoit Bay; The Bay Is a Harbinger for Estuaries Worldwide, Say Researchers
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020 with associated travel restrictions, Matthew Long thought his students could shift their overseas research projects to instead study the seagrass meadow ecosystem in Waquoit Bay. It’s a shallow, micro-tidal...
21-Feb-2023 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites
Past Records Help to Predict Different Effects of Future Climate Change on Land and Sea
Ongoing climate change driven by greenhouse gas emissions is often discussed in terms of global average warming. For example, the landmark Paris Agreement seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 ⁰C, relative to pre-industrial levels. However, the...
8-Feb-2023 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites
Research reveals new links behind climate change in Australia
A team of scientists, including those from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), have combined stalagmites and climate model simulations to reveal links between monsoon rains and tropical cyclones in Australia.
11-Jan-2023 3:50 PM 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
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