Why Bigelow Matters to You
The world’s ocean
Yet the ocean is increasingly threatened by climate change, acidification, depletion of wild fish populations, pollution, invasive species, and coastal development. Indeed, the independent Pew Oceans Commission reported that the world’s oceans are in “a state of silent collapse.”
That’s why Bigelow’s fundamental research in marine microbiology and ocean health is more urgent than ever.
Our work is advancing knowledge of the vital connections between the ocean's smallest living particles and all life on Earth.
Today, Bigelow Laboratory’s work is more urgent than ever.
The Earth is experiencing larger changes in climate patterns, natural-resource use, and population than ever before in human history.
In response, we are building the future of ocean science on the coast of Maine by
None of this would be possible without the support of individual donors like you.
Your gifts to Bigelow Laboratory—our all-important base of private support—are critical to our core research and education programs as we work to build a sustainable future for the Laboratory, the state of Maine, and the world’s ocean at an unprecedented moment in history.
We are on the threshold of an extraordinary opportunity to shape oceanography for decades to come, benefit society, and open new frontiers for future generations. We’re all in this together.