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Commonwealth Awards $5 M R&D Grant for Center for Marine Robotics

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has awarded WHOI a $5 million grant toward the construction of new facilities for the testing and research into innovative marine robotics.

Nereid Under Ice Vehicle: A Powerful New Tool for Polar Science

Scientists studying the harsh and rapidly changing Arctic environment now have a valuable new tool to advance their work—an innovative robot, designed and built at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) that is changing the way scientists can interact with and observe the polar environment.

Jessica Tierney Receives Macelwane Award from American Geophysical Union

Assistant Scientist Jessica Tierney has been selected to receive the 2014 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Dan Fornari to Receive American Geophysical Union's Flinn Award

Senior Scientist Daniel Fornari has been selected to receive the 2014 Edward A Flinn III Award from the America Geophysical Union.

Whitehead to Receive AGU's 2014 Maurice Ewing Medal

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Scientist Emeritus Dr. John (Jack) Whitehead has been selected to receive the 2014 Maurice Ewing Medal from the America Geophysical Union (AGU).  

The Banana Slug String Band [with Podcast]

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The Banana Slug String Band logoThe renowned children’s music group, The Banana Slug String Band, has released a new album, Only One Ocean! This disc of 14 songs is entirely focused on the content found in Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K–12.

The CD is produced with financial contributions from ten Centers in the National COSEE Network, the National Marine Educators Association, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in partnership with the NOAA Office of Exploration & Research, and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Banana Slug String Band: Only One OceanThe CD features several well-known guest artists, including:

  • BeauSoleil
  • Victor Wooten
  • George Winston
  • and many, many more

Banana Slug albums have won 16 state and national awards for excellence. Thousands of Banana Slug CDs are sold each year through eight distributors such as Amazon.com, Acorn Naturalists and Kaplan Early Learning, and as downloads through iTunes and other MP3 sites.

In addition, the band plays over 20 major concerts and dozens of smaller shows each year. Only One Ocean will bring the importance of the ocean to a large audience of parents and children not previously reached by the Ocean Literacy Campaign.

Listen to the title track above celebrating this new children’s music CD! You may sample other songs on The Banana Slug String Band's web site.

Read an article about the CD from the Howtosmile.org Blog. 

Check out the latest podcast on the Banana Slug String Band! The Slugs talked with Ari Daniel Shapiro about their latest CD, Only One Ocean, which recently won a Parents Choice Award. Listen to their Ocean Gazing podcast, part of an audio series initiative of COSEE NOW.