2015 News Releases

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sentry with plankton sampler

JULY 17, 2015

’Plankzooka’ Larval Sampler May Revolutionize Deep-Ocean Research

Scientists have successfully conducted the first high-volume collection of plankton, including animal larvae, from the deep ocean using a new sampling device mounted on a robotic submarine.—

opalescent pool

JULY 16, 2015

Carbon Dioxide Pools Discovered in Aegean Sea

The waters off Greece’s Santorini are the site of newly discovered opalescent pools forming at 250 meters depth. The interconnected series of meandering, iridescent white pools contain high concentrations of CO2 and may hold answers to questions related to deepsea carbon storage as well as provide a means of monitoring the volcano for future eruptions.—

air travel map

JULY 13, 2015

Air Travel and Climate: A Potential New Feedback?

A new study has found a connection between climate and airline flight times, suggesting a feedback loop could exist between the carbon emissions of airplanes and our changing climate.  

JULY 9, 2015

WHOI Announces 2015 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

Seven writers and multimedia science journalists from the U.S. have been selected to participate in the competitive WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program, September 13-18, 2015.

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JULY 8, 2015

Where Iron and Water Mix

New research proves that the dissolved metals from hydrothermal plumes follow deep-sea currents to provide a major source of iron to the world's oceans.—

JULY 7, 2015

Deep-Sea Images Give New View of Arctic Ocean Methane Seeps

WHOI scientists and colleagues from the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate in Norway collected nearly 30,000 high definition images at known methane release sites in the Arctic Ocean. The detailed images will provide new insights into the most remote areas of natural methane releases in the world.

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JULY 7, 2015

WHOI Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned WHOI a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.


Mark Abbott

JUNE 30, 2015

WHOI Names Mark Abbott President and Director

Mark Abbott has been named WHOI's tenth president and director. Abbott will assume the office October 1, 2015, succeeding Susan Avery, who served from 2008 to 2015.

JUNE 25, 2015

Camera's Eye Sees Large Numbers of Young Scallops Off Delaware Bay

NOAA researchers and colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have reported what appears to be a banner year for young sea scallops off the Delmarva Peninsula in mid-Atlantic waters of the U.S.

JUNE 24, 2015

Anna Michel Receives Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship

WHOI assistant scientist Anna Michel was chosen by the National Academy of Sciences to receive a 2015 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowship.

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