Phone Call Links Inner and Outer Space

Phone Call Links Inner and Outer Space

Tim Shank and Sunita Williams placed one of the most unusual long-distance phone calls of all time on Jan. 26, 2007. It traveled over a few time zones and through the ocean, the atmosphere, and outer space. Read More
See the strange creatures NOAA found at the bottom of the sea

See the strange creatures NOAA found at the bottom of the sea

Last month, while traveling around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the NOAA ship spotted 100 different species of fish, along with 50 different species of coral and hundreds of other invertebrates. One fish species is so new it’s never been named; another...
Exploring One of the Deepest Ocean Trenches

Exploring One of the Deepest Ocean Trenches

An international team of researchers led by deep-sea biologist Tim Shank of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will use the world’s only full-ocean depth, hybrid remotely operated vehicle, Nereus and other advanced technology to explore life in the...
Deep Sea Explorations Come to Life in Extraordinary New Book

Deep Sea Explorations Come to Life in Extraordinary New Book

WHOI scientists Daniel Fornari and Timothy Shank and their colleagues Jeff Karson (Syracuse Univ.), Deborah Kelley (U. Washington) and Michael Perfit (U. Florida) bring their deep-sea explorations to the public with an extraordinary new book, “Discovering the Deep: A...
Re-envisioning Underwater Imaging

Re-envisioning Underwater Imaging

The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition...
Deep Sea Canyons and Seeps Discovered off U.S. Northeast

Deep Sea Canyons and Seeps Discovered off U.S. Northeast

Ocean explorers in July on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer discovered a wide diversity of seafloor features and communities of life in the largely unexplored deep-sea canyons off the northeast U.S. coast. Now through August 16, as the expedition continues, the public can...
Armstrong Sets out on Expedition

Armstrong Sets out on Expedition

R/V Neil Armstrong left Woods Hole at 1 PM Monday, May 2, on a science verification expedition to test the University of Connecticut’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Kraken2 and the hybrid ROV Nereid Under-Ice. Read More