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WHOI biological oceanographers study the biology of individual marine organisms, their spatial and temporal distributions, and how they interact both with their surrounding environment and with each other.

Recent Submissions

  • Laney, Samuel R.; Olson, Robert J.; Sosik, Heidi M. (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2012-09)
    We used a time-lapse imaging approach to examine cell division in the marine centric diatom Ditylum brightwellii and observed that daughter cells who inherited their parents' hypothecal frustule half were more likely to ...
  • Zimmer, Cheryl Ann; Starczak, Victoria R.; Zimmer, Richard K. (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2012-07)
    Larval supply, settlement (24 h), and recruitment were measured simultaneously with flow and flocculated particulates (flocs) in a muddy, coastal embayment. Fortuitous observations indicated that flocs drifting above the ...
  • van der Hoop, Julie M.; Moore, Michael J.; Fahlman, Andreas; Bocconcelli, Alessandro; George, Clay; Jackson, Katharine; Miller, Carolyn A.; Morin, David; Pitchford, Thomas; Rowles, Teresa K.; Smith, Jamison; Zoodsma, Barb (2013-03)
    Protracted entanglement in fishing gear often leads to emaciation through reduced mobility and foraging ability, and energy budget depletion from the added drag of towing gear for months or years. We examined changes in ...
  • Halliday, Elizabeth; McLellan, Sandra L.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Sogin, Mitchell L.; Gast, Rebecca J. (Public Library of Science, 2014-03-05)
    Recreational water quality, as measured by culturable fecal indicator bacteria (FIB), may be influenced by persistent populations of these bacteria in local sands or wrack, in addition to varied fecal inputs from human ...
  • Pineda, Jesus; Starczak, Victoria R.; Tarrant, Ann M.; Blythe, Jonathan N.; Davis, Kristen A.; Farrar, J. Thomas; Berumen, Michael L.; da Silva, Jose C. B. (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2013-09)
    In summer 2010, a bleaching event decimated the abundant reef flat coral Stylophora pistillata in some areas of the central Red Sea, where a series of coral reefs 100–300 m wide by several kilometers long extends from the ...