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Two Studies Show a Path to Save Endangered N. Atlantic Right Whale

The Maritime Executive 26 Feb 2021
In a pair of separate studies released Wednesday, researchers at Woods Hole, the National ... In the second, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and NOAA released "the first broad scale synthesis of available information derived from right whale health assessment techniques."

Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean?

The Conversation 26 Feb 2021
Brian Yurasits/Unsplash , CC BY-SA Of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s estimated that around ten million tonnes enters the ocean ... Plastic pathways ... Michelle DiBenedetto receives funding from the National Science Foundation and from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Scholarship ... .

New North Atlantic right whale health assessment review released

Phys Dot Org 25 Feb 2021
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries have released the first broad scale synthesis of available information derived from right whale health assessment techniques ... There are an estimated 366 left on the planet ... DOI ... Provided by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ... ....

Follow the smell of the ocean to find where marine predators feed

Phys Dot Org 24 Feb 2021
Zooplankton, such as krill and copepods are the main energy source for many large marine animals ... To investigate the phenomenon, an international team of researchers from Kumamoto University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed a new instrument to continuously and automatically analyze seawater and atmospheric concentrations of DMS.

Seattle-based Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after first mission in nearly 40 years to wintertime Arctic

Stars and Stripes 21 Feb 2021
government vessel had ventured into the winter Arctic ... On Dec ... government vessel, other than a submarine, had reached in winter ... The Polar Star headed north with researchers from an Army Corps of Engineers cold weather laboratory, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Washington and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Study reveals energy sources supporting coral reef predators

Phys Dot Org 19 Feb 2021
Led by Dr. Christina Skinner, now based at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the researchers included collaborators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA), Banyan Tree Marine Lab (Maldives) and the University of Bristol (UK) ... This is likely to be supported by inputs of nutrient-rich deep water, which are little understood.

Troubled waters? Plan to discharge treated wastewater into Canal concerns Bourne residents

Cape Cod Times 19 Feb 2021
Research by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, as well as feasibility assessments with engineering partners including GHD and BETA Group, found that more sewer tie-ins to an expanded regional wastewater treatment plant with the relocated outfall pipe were the most ...

Report takes aim at impact of ocean acidification on shellfishing

The Patriot Ledger 18 Feb 2021
PLYMOUTH — Matt Muratore will be the first to tell you he doesn’t have much of a science background ... They consulted with shellfish industry leaders, as well as scientists from The Nature Conservancy, New England Aquarium and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to craft this landmark review of the problem ... .

An Epic Journey to Adulthood Begins in the Intestines of a Deep-Sea Fish

The Atlantic 16 Feb 2021
“This is a fishsicle,” Dykman announces over a Zoom call in September from her dissection station in a laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts ... When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists aboard Alvin first witnessed Nine North erupt, in 1991, it was as if a lush meadow had been replaced with a parking lot.

5 famous environmental disasters where humans and nature healed together

Popular Science 16 Feb 2021
The depleted air formed a “hole” that stretched up to 11.6 million square miles over the South Pole by the early 2000s ... “It points to nature’s resilience,” says Christopher Reddy, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who thinks the spill’s ultimate impact wasn’t as bad as feared.

Citadel professor finds not all plastic is equal in study on decomposition

The Post and Courier 12 Feb 2021
A new study by a Citadel professor shows that some plant-derived plastics, meant to replace traditional fossil fuel products, may present their own problems for the environment ... John Weinstein. Zachary D ... Bland ... News ... News ... Mark Hahn, a toxicologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, said Weinstein's study was soundly designed ... .

Study: Acidic ocean could devastate shellfish industry

Cape Cod Times 11 Feb 2021
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at levels higher than any seen in the past 800,000 years and possibly higher than any in the past 20 million years, according to information on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ocean acidification website.

Tampa scientist explores Greenland ice holes, with eye on climate change

Tampa Bay Times 11 Feb 2021
All the water creates pressure — like a maul splitting wood — eventually forcing open chambers as it works its way down ... Planet-warming emissions are causing the ice sheet to degrade more quickly, said Sarah Das, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, who studies ice in Greenland.