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2009-12-02 10:22:33

In a striking finding that raises new questions about carbon dioxide’s (CO2) impact on marine life, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists report that some shell-building creatures—such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters—unexpectedly build more shell when exposed to ocean acidification caused by elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).

2009-10-15 09:25:00

Passenger Vehicles Screened for Explosives in a Three-Week Pilot FALMOUTH, Mass., Oct.

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2009-06-17 12:35:00

Changes in ocean chemistry — a consequence of increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human industrial activity — could cause U.S.

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2009-05-20 14:00:56

The most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammals’ brains reveals that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, as well as emerging contaminants such as brominated flame retardants.

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2009-05-08 07:21:18

Researchers have discovered where basking sharks – the world's second largest fish – hide out for half of every year.

2009-04-02 10:16:00

Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Woods Hole Research Center Create New 'Woods Hole Consortium' WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading research centers based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, announce the creation of the Woods Hole Consortium, a new alliance that will bring their combined scientific power to bear on some of the major issues facing society today and spawn scientific growth and job opportunity on the South Coast...

2009-03-04 07:30:00

--Marine-based technologies target new and existing markets in ocean energy, aquaculture, and environmental technologies-- WOODS HOLE, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Regional Technology Development Corp.

2009-02-08 18:46:41

A fire has destroyed a house in Massachusetts where actors Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart honed their acting skills in the 1920s and '30s, a historian said. The house in Woods Hole was a practice spot for a theater group known as the University Players, said Jennifer Gaines, curator of the Woods Hole Historical Museum. The Cape Cod (Mass.) Times reported Sunday that a fire swept through the second floor of the house on Tuesday.

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2009-01-23 11:05:00

Did a catastrophic flood of biblical proportions drown the shores of the Black Sea 9,500 years ago, wiping out early Neolithic settlements around its perimeter?


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.