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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a nonprofit research institute that studies the marine life and ocean processes that drive life on Earth. Most of the organisms we study are microscopic in size, but they have an enormous influence on the health of our oceans and our planet.

We conduct research in every ocean, from the surface to the sediment. Our discoveries solve ocean mysteries and fuel new applications that target the biggest challenges and opportunities of the sea.

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Below are some of our recent press releases and publications. Our scientists are available for interviews on all the topics covered here and many other ocean issues. For the fastest response, we suggest all media inquiries start with our Chief Communications Officer, Steven Profaizer. He will help connect you with the most relevant scientists not currently working in the field.

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In addition to the regular news stories that we share each month, we produce several print and electronic publications throughout the year. Our biannual magazine features in-depth coverage of the latest happening in our ocean research around the globe, and our Impact Report shares an annual snapshot of the impact we have had through the help of our generous supporters.

Recent Press Releases

Laboratory Awards Funds for Seaweed, Seagrass Research
12-13-2022
Bigelow Laboratory announced today that it selected six organizations across the United States to receive $100,000 in USDA funding to pursue discoveries into applied benefits of seaweeds and seagrasses.

New Method Reveals Marine Microbes’ Outsized Role in Carbon Cycle
12-07-2022
New research suggests that a small fraction of microorganisms are responsible for most of the ocean's consumption of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide. The discovery came from a new method that provides unprecedented insight into these organisms.

Bigelow Laboratory Project Endorsed by UN
06-27-2022
An international project based at Bigelow Laboratory has recently been endorsed by the United Nations. The project aims to accelerate scientific understanding of the impacts of human activity on seafloor environments.

Data Reveal 20-Year Transformation of Gulf of Maine
06-07-2022
Two decades of data show the startling transformation of the Gulf of Maine. Many trends point to an overarching pattern: more warm, North Atlantic water is coming in and changing the foundation of the Gulf’s food web.

Research Confirms Effectiveness of Oil Dispersants
05-25-2022
Chemical dispersants are some of the best tools to clean up after an oil spill. However, scientists do not fully understand how well they work. A new study validated their real-world efficacy in order to better prepare for the next disaster.