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WHOI Research Engineer Selected for NASA Astronaut Program

Research Engineer Loral O’Hara was introduced today at Johnson Space Flight Center as a member of NASA’s most recent class of astronauts. O’Hara was one of just 12 to be selected from an applicant pool of more than 18,300—the largest number NASA has ever received.

Finding New Homes Won't Help Emperor Penguins Cope with Climate Change

Unlike other species that migrate successfully to escape the wrath of climate change, a new study shows that dispersal may help sustain global Emperor penguin populations for a limited time, but, as sea ice conditions continue to deteriorate, the 54 colonies that exist today will face devastating declines by the end of this century.

More Frequent Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross

As Earth warms due to human-caused climate change, extreme climatic events like heat waves, droughts, and spikes in ocean temperatures have increased and are projected to become even more common by the end of this century. To assess impacts to albatrosses, Jenouvrier and her coauthors examined sea surface temperature data and records of extreme warming events since 1978 on albatrosses breeding at Kerguelen Island.

Awards and Recognition

MARE and its staff are nationally recognized for their efforts in increasing ocean sciences education!

Read more about the following awards:

Catherine Halversen, 2009 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) President's Award

Catherine Halversen, 2007 QuickScience Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from the University of Southern California-Quicksilver QuickScience Partnership 

Craig Strang, 2005 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Educator of the Year Award

Communicating Science, 2005 University of California, Berkeley Educational Initiatives Award