(Click to enlarge) Homes in Tuckerton, New Jersey, were flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012. A new report says the U.S. is not ready for future storms. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)
(From National Geographic / by Brian Clark Howard) – The National Research Council report, released today, warns that the past few years have seen “a dramatic rise in coastal-storm-related losses” along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, thanks to an increase in population and a rise in the number of homes and other structures built in at-risk areas. Read the full story »
What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers — organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection.
A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water. “Blue Mind” explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness.
UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman and officials from the University’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) praised legislators today for their continued commitment to invest in cooperative fisheries research that engages scientists and fishermen in the pursuit of accurate data
A new study led by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates sea levels likely will continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia as humans continue to alter the climate.
With the largerst private fund awarded in the university’s history ($40 million), the School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology (SOEST) will partner with the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE) to lead a research exploration into the world’s largest environmental laboratory: the open ocean.
A new study has found that turbulent mixing in the deep waters of the Southern Ocean, which has a profound effect on global ocean circulation and climate, varies with the strength of surface eddies — the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere — and possibly also wind speeds.
Woods Hole is a kind of summer camp for inquiring minds, and even visitors who didn’t do their high school science projects on the taxonomy of cephalopods can tap into some of that salt-air, gee-whiz excitement.