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Minion Robots in the Ocean

Learn about how Minion robots, a technological development for the Ocean Twilight Zone Project, work to help scientists understand the global carbon cycle. Watch the video below and find more information on the Ocean Twilight Zone project page.

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Cafe Thorium T-SHIRTS for Sale!!

You can still buy our T-shirts! Individual sales are available at the following link. Unisex T-shirts and Long sleeved shirts are available. Women’s shirts are also available but require a minimum order of 6…. Please see the following link: https://www.customink.com/designs/cafeth2019/ezx0-00bz-ktzq/ Back Side of Shirt Details: Cafe Thorium World Tour 2009-2019 Antarctica – R/V Gould Bermuda…

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What I Learned from an Ocean Radioactivity Testing Project

Enlisting the public in water sampling after the Fukushima disaster helped build and spread scientific knowledge   Read this Op-Ed by Ken Buesseler published online by Scientific American We live in a radioactive world. That simple fact about our planet kept coming to me in the weeks and months after March 11, 2011, when the…

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Boyd et al. paper awarded the 2019 John H. Martin Award by ASLO

Read about Boyd and co-authors including Ken Buesseler who received the 2019 John H. Martin Award from ASLO. 2019 Martin Award Recipients The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography presents the John H. Martin Award to one paper each year that has led to fundamental shifts in research focus and interpretation of a…

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Ken Buesseler Nominated as AAAS Fellow

Buesseler Elected to Class of 2018 AAAS Fellows Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. As part of the Section on atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences,…

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Video on nuclear testing and our work at the Marshall Islands

Watch this Video made by SEEKER for the series “Science in the Extremes” Season 2, Episode 6. You Tube Link to find out more about SEEKER and other episodes in the series: https://www.seeker.com/videos/earth/is-the-pacific-ocean-still-radioactive-from-cold-war-nuclear-tests

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WHOI Among First Funding Recipients of The Audacious Project

What if we explored the ocean’s vast twilight zone, teeming with undiscovered life?  Today, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was awarded $35 million—the largest philanthropic gift in the Institution’s history—to do just that. The award comes from The Audacious Project, a bold new philanthropic collaboration housed at TED to fund critical ideas that have…

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BBC interview on radioactivity at the Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but their past as a former US nuclear weapons test site means that hardly anyone lives there. Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, describes the Runit Dome that was constructed to hold up to 80,000 tonnes of radioactive debris. LISTEN to an…

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Back to Bikini

Back to Bikini Scientists study lingering radioactivity of 1946-1958 nuclear weapons tests By Evan Lubofsky | June 5, 2017 Ken Buesseler climbed the highest peak on Enewetak Atoll and peered out over the expanse of paradise below. Offshore lay an azure lagoon inked with a dark-blue circle at its center. But this hole wasn’t natural.…

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