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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

Scientists Provide First Field Observations of Coccolithophore Osmotrophy
New research shows that coccolithophores can survive in low-light conditions by using organic forms of carbon. It’s the first evidence from nature of osmotrophy by coccolithophores and forces a reassessment of the biological and alkalinity pumps that play a major role in the ocean’s carbon cycle.

Laboratory Awards Funds for Seaweed, Seagrass Research
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
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.

Bloom of Discoveries
As the threat of harmful algal blooms grows around the world, scientists are developing new techniques, tools, and teamwork to protect our waters.

Bigelow Laboratory Project Endorsed by UN
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.