Not such Happy Feet

If global temperatures continue to rise, Emperor penguins may eventually disappear from their East Antarctic home, according to a new study by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers.

Chatting bacteria hike atmospheric CO2

Bacteria in the ocean are communicating and cooperating in a phenomenon which could be having a significant impact on the planet's climate.

Microbes ate Gulf oil - really fast

More than a year after the largest oil spill in history, scientists have discovered that much of the oil was eaten by microbes, fast - but they still don't know what the microbes did with all the energy they gained.

Even low levels of sonar can drive whales to their deaths

Naval sonar exercises are much more distressing to beaked whales than previously believed, and are driving them to beach themselves, a new study has found.

Gulf oil dispersant hung around for months

Much of the dispersant used to combat last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill still hadn't degraded months after it was applied.

Strange magma eruptions could affect world's climate

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have observed the Earth's crust forming in an entirely unexpected way — and one that could affect the world’s climate.

Massive garbage patch found off coast of Atlanta

Scientists have cataloged a new and enormous aquatic garbage dump in the western North Atlantic.