A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution may have revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs: particle motion plays a vital part in their communication. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution biologist Aran Mooney believes this may play a vital role in locating other whales in the open ocean.
A recent expedition of the seamounts, or underwater mountains, surrounding the Galapagos archipelago sheds light on how the chain of islands formed thousands of years ago, and even revealed a new species of catshark. With further study, researchers hope to more about the islands' magmatic processes.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
Researchers at woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently learned about the mysterious area where warm water surges along the Continental Shelf, brought there by the Gulf Stream on the East Coast.
Researchers at Stanford, University of Michigan and Woods Hole recently developed digital tags for recording behavior of invertebrates. Before this, a full range of recordings of in-water creatures was only available for large mammals.
The climate records of calcite shells show that yesterday's Arctic--as in during the Ice Age--had warm water.
These 19-inch, flightless birds, the only penguins in the Northern Hemisphere, just might be better off as a result of wind and ocean current shifts in the last 30 years, a researcher says.
Using a suite of undersea vehicles and robotics, scientists have located unique carbon dioxide pools -- beautiful and iridescent -- in an Aegean caldera.
We may all spend longer in the air as climate variability increases. Also, longer flights that use more fuel will contribute to climate warming.