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Breakthrough in Automated Ocean Sampling

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A hybrid ROV developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean. Last month, an international team of researchers used one of WHOI’s underwater robots, Nereid Under Ice (NUI), to explore Kolumbo volcano, an active submarine volcano off Greece’s famed Santorini island. “For a vehicle to take a

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Underwater Pile-Driving Noise Causes Alarm Responses in Squid

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Exposure to underwater pile-driving noise, which can be associated with the construction of docks, piers and offshore wind farms, causes squid to exhibit strong alarm behaviors, according to a study by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers published in December in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. “This study is the first to report behavioral effects of pile-driving noise on any cephalopod,

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Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum in July

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The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics (WHOI CMR) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum July 17 to 18 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The theme this year is “A Rising Tide” in the marine robotics space.  The marine robotics industry is growing, new companies are being created weekly and investors are waking to the opportunities in the ocean domain.

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New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals

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Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That algae, and other microbes within the bodies of corals, have been extensively studied—yet until now, researchers have largely ignored the microbial communities just outside of the coral colonies. A new study recently sampled the seawater surrounding

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