Skip to content

News

My Girls in Science Experience – by Eugena Choi

By | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on My Girls in Science Experience – by Eugena Choi

Last February, when I heard about the Woods Hole Girls in Science program, I was excited. It combined my passion for conservation with marine biology, and I decided – on the spot – that I was going to go. I worked on my application for months before sending it in, and when I got the…

How Do Sharks Respond to Internal Waves in the Ocean?

By | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on How Do Sharks Respond to Internal Waves in the Ocean?

A new study provides insight into the behavior of small sharks when encountering a common ocean phenomenon known as internal waves. These waves play powerful and still unknown roles in the exchange of heat, energy, water properties and nutrients throughout the ocean, and can change the vertical distribution …

Inspiring Girls in Science

By | September 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Inspiring Girls in Science

This summer, Woods Hole Sea Grant and WHOI embarked on a new collaboration with the Earthwatch Institute on an exciting initiative called Girls in Science. The competitive program comprised a week-long, fully funded, residential fellowship in Woods Hole…

Knauss Profile: Amalia Aruda Almada

By | September 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Knauss Profile: Amalia Aruda Almada

Amalia Aruda Almada has long had an interest in the connection between ocean science and public health. As an undergraduate at Georgetown University, Almada had read about the oceanographer and microbiologist Rita Colwell, who was the first scientist to show that freshwater copepods—barely visible …

Coastal Conference Series Spotlights Nantucket

By | September 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Coastal Conference Series Spotlights Nantucket

More than 100 people attended the second biennial Nantucket Coastal Conference at the Atheneum on June 26, 2019, to hear about the coastal issues that impact Nantucket and the approaches government, industry and non-profit organizations take in addressing them.  Fifth in a series of conferences that started in 2013 and alternate between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,…

Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Water Quality Monitoring Blitz

By | September 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Sea Grant Participates in First Northeast Water Quality Monitoring Blitz

More than 50 water quality monitoring groups from Long Island Sound to Downeast Maine participated in Shell Day – a water sampling “blitz” along the New England coast to capture a snapshot of coastal acidification conditions. Held August 22, 2019, this citizen science collaboration raised awareness …

Upcoming Workshop for Educators

By | September 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Upcoming Workshop for Educators

The next “Topics in Oceanography” workshop will focus on carbon cycling in coastal Wetlands with Dr. Meagan Eagle Gonneea, USGS, and Dr. Anne Giblin, Marine Biological Laboratory. It will be held October 29, 2019.

2019 Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Results

By | September 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Shrink Wrap Recycling Program Results

To help reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the environment, Woods Hole Sea Grant ran a free shrink wrap recycling program on Cape Cod from April through June 2019. To reach a greater number of boat owners across the Cape, this year we collaborated with the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Solid Waste Reduction…

Knauss Fellowship Opportunity Now Open!

By | September 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Knauss Fellowship Opportunity Now Open!

The notice of federal funding opportunity for the 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C.…

Salt Marsh Research News

By | September 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Salt Marsh Research News

Coastal seagrasses, mangroves and salt-marshes capture and hold carbon, often for thousands of years. But, a WHSG-supported study shows these carbon sinks are threatened by changing climate and environmental conditions. »See the full article in Nature Geoscience https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0435-2