Sea change: Woods Hole’s new scientific leaders take the helm

Two institutions in the Woods Hole scientific community are welcoming new leadership this year, and both men say their biggest challenge will be to find new ways to fund their science without relying on government grants.

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After a million miles for science, the Knorr comes home

Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times

As the research vessel Knorr approached the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution dock Wednesday morning, it spun to flip its orientation and back into port.

The move wasn’t strictly necessary, Capt. Kent Sheasley later admitted. But amid the welcoming sounds of fireworks and the boom of blank cannon shells, the twirl wasn’t entirely out of place as the ship came home officially for the last time. Read more.

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Exosuit aids WHOI scientists explore Greek shipwreck

Yes, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is taking the first archaeological expedition in 40 years to explore an ancient Greek shipwreck. Yes, it promises to be the most exhaustive examination of the famous site ever done. And yes, the last person to officially visit the site was Jacques Cousteau.

But all anyone wants to talk about is the exosuit. Read more.