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A Deep-sea Chemical-Sniffing Bloodhound A Deep-sea Chemical-Sniffing Bloodhound
WHOI engineer develops a small, tough mass spectrometer to work in the ocean
Mass spectrometers are often big and delicate instruments that require their own environmentally controlled rooms. WHOI engineer Rich Camilli developed one that scientists can bring into the depths to sensitively detect and measure tiny amounts of chemicals.
Carbon Acts Like Rustoleum Around Hydrothermal Vents News Release
Carbon Acts Like Rustoleum Around Hydrothermal Vents
In a new paper published in Nature Geoscience reports on the unexpected discovery that some of the iron spit out of hydrothermal vents remains in a form that organisms in the ocean crave.

Phytoplankton Cell Membranes Challenge Fundamentals of Biochemistry News Release
Phytoplankton Cell Membranes Challenge Fundamentals of Biochemistry
WHOI geochemist Benjamin Van Mooy and his colleagues report that microscopic plants growing in the Sargasso Sea have come up with a completely unexpected way of building their cells

WHOI Contributes to New Version of Google Earth Explore the Ocean
WHOI Contributes to New Google Earth Oceans Layer
Dive beneath the ocean's surface and explore images, video and tales of exploration—WHOI’s contributions to the new oceans component of Google Earth. To get started, download the latest version of Google Earth.

Emperor Penguins March toward Extinction? News Release
Emperor Penguins March toward Extinction?
Research indicates that if climate change continues to melt sea ice at the rates published in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the emperor penguin colony in Terre Adelie, Antarctica, could be headed toward extinction. Survey Get Involved Survey
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Rewrite the textbooks: A new type of cell membrane
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"Noah's Flood" Not Rooted in Reality, After All?
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Scientists warn of acid's corrosive effect on shellfish
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Emperor penguins at risk as ice melts
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