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September 14, 2018

Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health Receives Five-year Funding from NSF and NIEHS

Joint award aimed at better understanding the links between human health and the health of the ocean. Source: Media Relations

September 13, 2018

NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health

Awards focus on marine and Great Lakes pathogens, such as toxins in harmful algae blooms. Source: National Science Foundation

esp illustrationMay 7, 2013

New Robotic Instruments to Provide Real-Time Data on Gulf of Maine Red Tide

Deployment could lead transformation of toxic HAB monitoring. Source: Media Relations

WHCOHH In The News

WHOI gets $6.9M grant to study red tide

Cape Cod Times, September 20, 2018

WHOI Center for Oceans and Human Health to Receive $6.9M in Grant Funding, September 19, 2018

Algae Bloom in Lake Superior Raises Worries on Climate Change and Tourism

The New York Times, August 29, 2018

As algae blooms increase, scientists seek better ways to predict these toxic tides

Science News, August 28, 2018

Our Health Depends On The Health Of The Ocean — And The Ocean Is Sick

The Huffington Post, August 24, 2018

Remote-Sensing Applications for Environmental Health Research

Environmental Health Perspectives, October 1, 2014


Mitigation of red tides and other HABs using modified clay; present status and future challenges

Algae Bloom Remediation Workshop, Fort Lauderdale, FL
National Algae Association
May 21, 2019
Presented by Don Anderson
More information about red tide mitigation using modified clay

Halogenated marine natural products and human health: Exploring the activity of halogenated methyl bipyrroles as agonists for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor

Toxicological Sciences
March 11-14, 2019
Presented by Mark Hahn

Early Developmental Exposure to Low Levels of Domoic Acid, a Harmful Algal Bloom Toxin, Disrupts Myelination, Leading to Behavioral Effects

Toxicological Sciences
March 11-14, 2019
Presented by Jenny Panlilio

Epigenetic Effects of Environmental Chemicals: Integrative Effects on DNA Methylation and Noncoding RNAs

Toxicological Sciences
March 11-14, 2019
Presented by Neel Aluru

"Epigenetic effects of environmental chemicals: Integrative effects on DNA methylation and noncoding RNAs"

Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
February 7, 2019
Presentation by Neel Aluru

Participation in European Marine Board discussions on the development of Strategic Research Agendas for OHH in Europe
January 28-February 1, 2019
John Stegeman

Woods Hole Center for OHH

Oceans 2018 Conference
Charleston, SC
October 25, 2018
Presented by John Stegeman

“Environmental entrainment of the endogenous annual rhythm of Alexandrium catenella cysts from the Gulf of Maine.”

International Conference on Harmful Algae
Nantes, France
October 23, 2018
Presented by Alexis Fischer

“The Recipe for a Harmful Algal Bloom”

WHOI Board of Trustees
October 4, 2018
Presentation by Suzanna Clark

"Harmful Algal Blooms: The Impact on Our Nation’s Waters"

Dr. Donald Anderson, witness at U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Committee on Science, Commerce & Transportation Hearing
August 28, 2018

"Harmful Algae Blooms and Human Health"

Falmouth Water Stewards
May 3, 2018
Presentation by Jennifer Panlilio

"Plankton to P450: Models and Mechanisms at the Convergence of Oceans and Human Health"

NIEHS Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series
May 29, 2014
Presentation by John Stegeman

"Anthropogenic Chemicals & Nanomaterials: Persistent Concerns in Oceans and Human Health"

Workshop on Oceans and Human Health:  A rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe
Building an Oceans and Human Health research capacity in Europe
March 20-21, 2014
Presented by John Stegeman

"How to Track a HAB: New Technologies and Methods for Identifying and Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms"

EPA’s Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars
August 20, 2013
Presented by Donald Anderson

From Oceanus Magazine


October 20, 2020

A Sea of Hazards

How researchers are safeguarding us from the perils of a changing ocean
Source: Oceanus Magazine


August 21, 2018

The Recipe for a Harmful Algal Bloom

Many ingredients mix in the ocean to make toxic shellfish
Source: Oceanus Magazine

September 9, 2015

Setting a Watchman for Harmful Algal Blooms

New undersea technology offers ways to monitor toxic outbreaks
Source: Oceanus Magazine

December 17, 2013

Behold the 'Plastisphere'

Colonies of microbes flourish on tiny bits in the ocean
Source: Oceanus Magazine

December 12, 2013

Dropping a Laboratory into the Sea

Revolutionary Sensor Detects Toxic Marine Organisms
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Bacteria Exhibit Altruistic BehaviorOctober 25, 2012

Bacteria Exhibit Altruistic Behavior

Some microbes make antibiotics to benefit their kin
Source: Oceanus Magazine

November 19, 2010

Scientists Use "ESP" to Track Harmful Algae

New Environmental Sample Processor could transform ocean monitoring
Source: Oceanus Magazine

August 8, 2008

Researchers Successfully Forecast 2008 Red Tide

New tool provides early warning of harmful algal bloom along New England coast
Source: Oceanus Magazine

September 13, 2006

The Oceans Are Filled with Microbes. Some Are Nasty

What environmental conditions foster outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria?
Source: Oceanus Magazine

legionella bacterium photo copyright dennis kunkel microscopy, incSeptember 7, 2006

Legions of Legionella Bacteria

Scientists find a surprising number of microbes in the sea
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Risks and remedies from the seaMay 26, 2005

Risks and Remedies from the Sea

Scientists team up to study the ocean's effect on health
Source: Oceanus Magazine

The Growing Problem of Harmful Algae November 12, 2004

The Growing Problem of Harmful Algae

Tiny plants pose potent threat to those who live in and eat from the sea
Source: Oceanus Magazine