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

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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

Coral Reefs Shifting Away from Equatorial Waters
07-09-2019
Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research.

Bigelow Laboratory Appoints New Board Leadership
07-03-2019
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has announced upcoming changes to its board of trustees and advisory board.

Study of Individual Krill Reveals Group Dynamics
06-04-2019
The decisions made by individual Antarctic krill help to shape the massive schools they form, which can stretch for hundreds of miles.

Climate Driving New Right Whale Movement
05-29-2019
New research connects recent changes in the movement of right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in Gulf of Maine’s deep waters.

Study Reveals Vast Diversity of Ocean Microbes
04-24-2019
Advanced molecular techniques have revealed the diversity of a little-understood group of ocean microbes called protists.

Study Overviews Seasonal Shifts in Gulf of Maine
04-23-2019
A new report shows that there is limited understanding of how important seasonal events in the Gulf of Maine are changing.

Study Looks to Iron from Microbes for Climate Help
04-03-2019
A new paper details how distributing iron particles produced by bacteria could help remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Researchers Discover New Nitrogen Source in Arctic
03-11-2019
Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making nitrogen newly available in the Arctic Ocean.