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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

Loss of Sea Otters Accelerating the Effects of Climate Change
09-10-2020
The impacts of predator loss and climate change are combining to devastate living reefs that have defined Alaskan kelp forests for centuries, according to new research published in Science.

Study Reveals Two Major Microbial Groups Can't Breathe
08-25-2020
A new scientific study has revealed unique life strategies of two major groups of microbes that live below Earth’s surface.

Algal Symbiosis Could Shed Light on Dark Ocean
08-05-2020
Research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs.

New Method Lets Scientists Peer Deeper into Ocean
07-28-2020
Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to measure key properties using light.

Study: Microplastic Pollution Harms Lobster Larvae
06-25-2020
Microplastic fiber pollution in the ocean impacts larval lobsters at each stage of their development, according to new research.