Woods Hole in the News

AS the epicenter of marine and ecological research in the United States, Woods Hole is often in the news.

August 2, 2012

Queen of Versailles comes to Woods Hole

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was in Woods Hole this week, this year’s “Artist in Residence” and invited guest of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Greenfield screened her hot new film “Queen of Versailles” to a sold-out crowd at Redfield Auditorium on Sunday night. “Queen of Versailles” won the prestigious best-director award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures this month.  This cutting edge documentary follows the riches-to-rags story of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who were building the largest house in America before the crash of 2008 left them scrambling and […]
July 27, 2012

Meet the Blogger

Meet our summer intern and blogger, Lauren Hoyerman, who will be a senior this fall at Falmouth Academy.  Lauren shares with us a passion for Woods Hole, a love that is rooted in her appreciation of the physical beauty of the area, her interest in photography and the knowledge she has gained living in one of the most cutting-edge science communities in the US. “It’s impossible to grow up near Woods Hole and not become interested in science,” said Hoyerman who has worked as an intern at almost all of Woods Hole’s science centers including the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute […]
July 12, 2012

A Marine Life Themed Fourth of July

Fourth of July in Woods Hole is, to put it simply, unique. Think graduate students dressed as green florescent sporozoites (whatever that is!) and you will start to get an idea.   Combining the love of marine biology and patriotism, local scientists come out in force for a fun and quirky parade. I got to Woods Hole early, thinking I could grab a coffee with plenty of time to find a spot on Water Street. By the time I got there, the streets were already flooded with people, jostling for spots to watch this distinctive show. From socks to hats, the […]
June 25, 2012

Emperor Penguins in the News

Woods Hole is the epicenter of global warming research, and the latest news this week strikes close to our hearts as local scientists announce research indicating emperor penguins now face shrinking habitats. Stéphanie Jenouvrier and other biologists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently studied a colony of emperor penguins at Terre Adélie in East Antarctica. The WHOI researchers wrote of their results in Global Change Biology and stated, “Overall, the ensemble of models predicts that population declines are far more likely than population increases. We conclude that climate change is a significant risk for the emperor penguin.” The […]