2014 News Releases

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AUGUST 19, 2014

WHOI Announces 2014 Ocean Science Journalism Fellows

Eight writers, filmmakers, and multimedia science journalists from the U.S., England, and The Gambia have been selected to participate in the competitive Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship program. The program takes place September 7-12, 2014, in Woods Hole, Mass., on Cape Cod.

AUGUST 18, 2014

Three WHOI Scientists Named 2014 American Geophysical Union Fellows

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists Rockwell Geyer, Susumu Honjo, and Delia Oppo have been elected 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

AUGUST 11, 2014

REMUS SharkCam Captures Upclose Encounters with Great Whites

When a team from WHOI took a specially equipped REMUS SharkCam underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild, they captured more than they bargained for.

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AUGUST 6, 2014

Mercury in the Global Ocean

WHOI scientists report on the first direct calculation of global mercury pollution in the world's ocean. The study shows three times more mercury in upper ocean since the Industrial Revolution.—

AUGUST 4, 2014

DEEPSEA CHALLENGER Travels to NYC for Cameron Film Premiere

The one-of-a-kind, deep-diving submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will travel from its home at WHOI to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, on Mon., Aug. 4, for the premiere of the feature film, “DEEPSEA CHALLENGER 3D.”—

AUGUST 1, 2014

Newly Discovered Juvenile Whale Shark Aggregation in Red Sea

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)—which grow more than 30 feet long—are the largest fish in the world's ocean, but little is known about their movements on a daily basis or over years. A newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation off Saudi Arabia is giving researchers a rare glimpse into the lives of these gentle giants.

JULY 15, 2014

Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill Found to Persist in the Environment

A new study has found that the dispersant compound DOSS, which decreases the size of oil droplets and hampers the formation of large oil slicks, remains associated with oil and can persist in the environment for up to four years.

JULY 3, 2014

"Science Made Public" Lecture Series Celebrates Alvin's 50th Year

This summer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s “Science Made Public” series celebrates the deep-diving submersible Alvin’s 50 years in operation.—

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JULY 2, 2014

James Bellingham Appointed Director of WHOI Center for Marine Robotics

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics.—

JULY 1, 2014

Tags Reveal Chilean Devil Rays Are Among Ocean's Deepest Divers

Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at WHOI and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals.

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