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Color and phytoplankton changes in the Gulf of Maine

Researchers from Bigelow Laboratory and the US Geological Survey found that dissolved organic carbon from rivers emptying into the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 80 years, a trend they predict will continue through 2100 if annual precipitation continues to increase.

Apr 21, 2016 | Read More »

Research and innovation accelerator to be constructed

This spring construction will commence on the Maine Algal Research and Innovation Accelerator (MARIA), a 3,000 square foot pilot-scale production greenhouse at Bigelow Laboratory. The greenhouse will facilitate research on new and varied ways that algae can be incorporated into products.

Apr 19, 2016 | Read More »

Plankton workshop draws international attendees

Fourteen participants from around the world converged at the Laboratory this week for an ICES Working Group on Phytoplankton and Microbial Ecology workshop. Dr. Nicole Poulton led the group, which provides review and advice on phytoplankton sampling methods and diversity issues.

Apr 7, 2016 | Read More »


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Stephanie Carr, post doc in Beth Orcutt's laboratory, is aboard the RV Chikyu off the coast of Japan, collecting microbes from below the seafloor. She is featured in this video.