Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Woods Hole, MA, United States
Woods Hole United States
Founded:
1930

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI, acronym pronounced /'hu?i/ HOO-ee) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. Wikipedia

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole, MA, United States
Woods Hole United States
Founded:
1930

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI, acronym pronounced /'hu?i/ HOO-ee) is a private, nonprofit research and higher education facility dedicated to the study of all aspects of marine science and engineering and to the education of marine researchers. Established in 1930 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, it is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the U.S., with staff and students numbering about 1,000. Wikipedia

Mar 10, 0:14 PM

From the air, this rift in the Ross Ice Shelf might appear to be a small crack, but it is actually 300 feet wide and tens of miles long. The instability of Antarctic ice shelves is increasingin 2002, two-thirds of the Larsen-B ice shelf disappeared in a matter of weeks. The Ross Ice Shelf is nearly ten times the size of Larsen and helps anchor even more ice on the land behind it. WHOI seismologist Ralph Stephen is collaborating with researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Washington University in St. Louis, and Colorado State University to better understand how vibrations caused by waves and tides affect the stability of ice shelves. #Antarctica #GlobalWarming #SeaLevelRise #ChangingOcean

Mar 9, 1:25 PM

Wearing red in recognition of International Women''s Day yesterday, WHOI engineers and assistants check out a newly-developed in-line instrument frame. Three in-line frames will be added to the surface moorings at the NSF-fundedOcean Observatories Initiative''s Global Arrays, such as the one in the Irminger Sea. Suspended in the water at 40, 80, and 130 meters below the surface, these frames will contain instruments to measure salinity, temperature, depth, fluorescence, dissolved oxygen, and dissolved carbon dioxide. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, #WHOI) #InternationalWomensDay #ooi #oceanobservatory #irmingersea #KnowYourOcean

Mar 7, 3:15 PM

#GrabbingPoppingRocks A pilot inside the submersible Alvin uses one of the vehicle''s manipulator arms to pick up some unusual geological samples: popping rocks. WHOI scientists collected them in 2016, on this expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge funded by the National Science Foundation. Gases from deep inside the Earth are trapped in tiny glass vesicles inside popping rocks. Once the rocks are brought to the surface, they are no longer under deep-sea pressure, and their gases escape with a characteristic ""pop"". Scientists are analyzing these gases for clues to the composition and evolution of Earth''s mantle. (Mark Kurz, WHOI, Eric Mittelstaedt, @uidaho / @NSF /HOV #Alvin 2016, #WHOI #alvin #submarine #mantle #midatlanticridge #deepseapressure #underpressure #godeep #KnowYourOcean #poppingrocks

Mar 6, 10:49 AM

#CollectingWhaleBreath The 96-well micro-titre plate is a standard piece of laboratory equipment used to hold small amounts of liquid samples for testing. This particular plate was put to a decidedly non-standard use when researchers attached it to a small aerial drone and flew it over the water to obtain a breath sample from a blue whale. The visible droplets are condensed breath vapor that researchers analyzed to determine the composition of microbial communities living in the whale''s respiratory tract. (Photo by Michael Moore, #WHOI) #bluewhale #microtitreplate #labequipment #dronesforscience #microbes #microbial #KnowYourOcean

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