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  • Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:54:04 +0000: WHOI collaborates to bring video installation to United Nation Headquarters - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Vertical Migration by artist group SUPERFLEX will be projected onto the facade of the United Nations’ 505-foot tower in New York, on 21-24 September 2021, coinciding with the 76th General Assembly and Climate Week NYC. The projection seeks to draw global attention to the critical role of the ocean in global climate, a primary focus of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Ocean Twilight Zone Project.
  • Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:54:34 +0000: Flipping the “genetic paradox of invasions” - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A new study led by Carolyn Tepolt, an associate scientist of biology at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is investigating the adaptive mechanisms of the green crab along the west coast of North America, where it has shown extensive dispersal in the last decade despite minimal genetic diversity.
  • Thu, 09 Sep 2021 18:14:37 +0000: A recent reversal in the response of western Greenland’s ice caps to climate change - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    New collaborative research from the WHOI and five partner institutions published today in Nature Geoscience, reveals that during past periods glaciers and ice caps in coastal west Greenland experienced climate conditions much different than the interior of Greenland. Over the past 2,000 years, these ice caps endured periods of warming during which they grew larger rather than shrinking.
  • Thu, 09 Sep 2021 17:27:02 +0000: WHOI selected for new NSF science & technology center - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    The new Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) will focus on the chemical processes that underpin ocean ecosystems.
  • Wed, 08 Sep 2021 12:16:30 +0000: Sunlight can break down marine plastic into tens of thousands of chemical compounds, study finds - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Sunlight was once thought to only fragment plastics in the marine environment into smaller particles that chemically resemble the original material and persist forever. However, scientists more recently have learned that sunlight also chemically transforms plastic into a suite of polymer-, dissolved-, and gas-phased products. Now, a new study finds that this chemical reaction can produce tens of thousands of water-soluble compounds, or formulas.