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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

New Method Reveals Hidden Activity of Life Below Ground
Researchers have refined an innovative method for measuring the activity level of microbes and linking that to their individual genetic code, providing new insights into the microbial communities that thrive in extreme environments.

Study Underscores Uncertain Costs of Iron Fertilization
Researchers from Bigelow Laboratory have created a model to estimate the costs of ocean iron fertilization, highlighting uncertainties in how the ocean will respond and how effective and costly this strategy may be.

Scientists Assess PFAS Levels Throughout Casco Bay
Bigelow Laboratory scientists have gathered invaluable data on levels of PFAS in Casco Bay, in the first step of a multi-year, collaborative project to provide much-needed information on PFAS sources and impacts to the coastal environment.

New Gift Advances Major Bigelow Laboratory Expansion
A gift from the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund is helping move forward Bigelow Laboratory’s new center for ocean education and innovation, which will revolutionize the institute’s education and solutions-focused work.

New Approach Enables Deep-Sea Research on Fragile Animals
Senior Research Scientist John Burns is part of a multi-institution team using quantitative imaging technology and an innovative robotic device to identify and describe fragile deep-sea animals.