Posts by Ken Kostel

Visitors from the Ocean’s Twilight Zone

New York Times

On Thanksgiving Day, the New York Times published an online article about the ocean’s twilight zone that featured photos by WHOI post-doc Paul Caiger of just some of the amazing organisms that call the midwater home.

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Twilight Zone at the Microsoft Faculty Research Summit

Mark Abbott

WHOI President & Director Mark Abbott attended the 2018 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit in Redmond, Wash., recently and took a moment to discuss application of new technologies and platforms to the design, test, and deployment of ocean observing systems and to improving understanding of the ocean twilight zone.

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Entering the Twilight Zone at the UN

The Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an international legally binding instrument (ILBI) under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ): The name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. It is, however, quite possibly the best chance for the…

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An Unexpected Honeymoon

Muntsa Marti

These last several weeks have been hectic and at the same time very exciting, as they included a wedding (my own, to be precise) and a big move from Barcelona to Falmouth, Massachusetts, where I am now a Postdoctoral Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). However, I didn’t spend much time in my…

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WHOI’s Journey to the Ocean’s Twilight Zone Begins

Tests of a new towed vehicle Deep-See from the NOAA survey ship Henry B. Bigelow will begin to build a detailed picture of life below the sunlit surface of the ocean. WHOI’s new towed vehicle, the Deep-See. 7/13/18—On August 11, scientists and engineers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), NOAA Fisheries’ Northeast Fisheries Science Center…

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WHOI Plunges into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ with NASA, NSF to Explore Global Carbon Flow

A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The team’s mission for NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to study the life and death of the small organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and in the ocean’s carbon cycle. The expedition will mark an important step in growing efforts to explore and understand the ocean’s twilight zone.

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