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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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Latest Publications

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

Study Highlights Importance of Mineral Iron in the Ocean
New research by an international team of scientists, including one from Bigelow Laboratory, improves our understanding of the iron cycle, with important implications for how biological productivity in the ocean might change in the future.

New Research Uncovers Potential Benefits, Consequences of Ocean Iron Fertilization
New research shows that ocean iron fertilization could help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but might also negatively affect marine ecosystems by amplifying climate change impacts, highlighting the complex nature of the ocean’s response to carbon dioxide removal.

Public is Invited for Annual Open House
Bigelow Laboratory is welcoming people to visit the laboratory and hear first-hand from our researchers as part of our annual open house. The free, all-ages event takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 21.

Café Sci program kicks off on July 11
The annual Café Sci series of free science talks is a fun, free way to engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. The 6-week series takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11 through Aug. 15.

New Center for Ocean Education and Innovation Coming in 2025
On June 8, World Ocean Day, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences announced a $30 million expansion to its East Boothbay laboratory. The new center for ocean education and innovation will support expanded programing and solutions-focused science.