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WHOI News

Geologic History of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped for the First Time

A team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has collaborated with Myanmar scientists to present the first extensive view of the  Ayeyawady River delta’s history, revealing how its floodplains and shorelines on the Andaman Sea have grown and shrunk over the past 10,000 years.

Fueling a Deep-Sea Ecosystem

Miles beneath the ocean’s surface in the dark abyss, vast communities of subseafloor microbes at deep-sea hot springs are converting chemicals into energy that allows deep-sea life to survive—and even thrive—in a world without sunlight. Until now, however, measuring the productivity of subseafloor microbe communities—or how fast they oxidize chemicals and the amount of carbon they produce—has been nearly impossible.

Grants and Projects

MARE/COSEE California has received several new grants to promote Ocean Literacy and to reach even broader audiences!

Youth Experiencing the Ocean, $26,605, 2010-2011 from the California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant

Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences Network (COSIA Network), $2.8 million, 2009-2013 from National Science Foundation Informal Science Education (ISE)

Museum Educators Reflecting On Practice, $313,843, 2009-2011 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Ocean Sciences Curriculum Sequence for Grades 6-8, $748,811, 2010-2013 from National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Office of Education, Environmental Literacy Grants Program

¡Youth and the Ocean!, $100,000, 2010-2011 from National Science Foundation, Geosciences Directorate

Pacific Ocean Literacy for Youth, Publics, Professionals and Scientists (Polypps), $150,000, 2008-2011 from the National Science Foundation Geosciences Directorate Ocean Sciences Division for a “New Collaboration with an Existing Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence