The Maine Technology Institute is providing $50,000 to form a Maine algal cluster to help those involved in the macroalgae (e.g., sea vegetables) and microalgae (e.g., seed stock) industry take advantage of a growing market. Bigelow Laboratory is organizing the cluster effort.
Three new members have joined the Laboratory’s Board of Trustees—former president and CEO of the Consortium of Ocean Leadership Robert Gagosian, founder and chair of Women Working for Oceans Barbara Burgess, and chair emeritus of the New England Aquarium, R. William Burgess, Jr.
Sixteen Maine high school juniors will spend May 17-21 at Bigelow Laboratory learning about ocean science research. Working side-by-side with scientists, they will go on a research cruise, conduct experiments, and analyze results as part of the 26th annual Keller BLOOM Program.