Press Room

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.

Our Scientists are Here to Help

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 director of communications, Steven Profaizer. He will help connect you with the most relevant scientists not currently working in the field.

If you prefer to contact our scientists directly, please copy Steven, as he can still help ensure we deliver the most helpful and timely support for your story.

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Latest Publications

In addition to the regular news stories that we share each month, we produce several print and electronic publications throughout the year.

Transect – Our biannual magazine features in-depth coverage of the latest happening in our ocean research around the globe. The lead story of our most recent issue addresses rapidly evolving "omics" technologies and the ways our scientists are using them to decode the genetic information in the ocean.

Impact Report – Each year, we share a snapshot of the impact we have had through the help of our generous supporters.

Recent Press Releases

Research Unlocks Secrets of Iron Storage in Algae
12-10-2018
Phytoplankton iron storage strategies may determine which species thrive in changing oceans and impact marine food webs.

Study Shows How Mussels Handle Microplastic Fiber
12-03-2018
New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again.

$6 Million Grant To Fuel Genetic Research, Economy
10-31-2018
A new project aims to unlock the genomic data of microscopic organisms that drive major chemical cycles and shape global climate.

Art to Offer New Look at Antarctic Marine Viruses
10-25-2018
A partnership between Bigelow Laboratory scientists and a Maine artist is shedding new light on one of the most important and least understood parts of the ocean.