Latest Woods Hole, Massachusetts Stories

2009-01-14 06:41:38

Using a 218-year-long temperature record from a Bermuda brain coral, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created the first marine-based reconstruction showing the long-term behavior of one of the most important drivers of climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic.

2008-10-08 15:00:34

U.S. scientists have found organisms thousands of feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface off Santa Barbara, Calif., are feasting on oil -- lots of oil. Until now, nobody knew how many oil compounds were being eaten.

2008-07-03 09:00:25

By BRYAN MARQUARD By Bryan Marquard The Boston Globe On the cusp of becoming director of the Marine Biological Laboratory during its centennial year, Harlyn Halvorson made it clear the Woods Hole, Mass., facility would have to evolve along with the research conducted on sea creatures and cells.

2008-03-26 04:05:00

Researchers in Massachusetts hope that one day fishing won’t require bait.

2005-06-17 13:15:00

Cape Cod Marine Life Lures Biomedical Researchers to the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.