Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Life, Planet Health

Peter Countway

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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
60 Bigelow Drive
P.O. Box 380 (only needed for USPS mailing)
East Boothbay, Maine 04544
Tel:  (207) 315-2567 x302


BA, Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 1990
MS, Marine Science, College of William and Mary, 1999
PhD, Biology, University of Southern California, 2005


Encompasses the fields of marine microbial diversity, ecology, and physiology, using molecular and genomic approaches.

My most recent work focuses on protistan diversity and activity in the benthos and water column surrounding deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California and the East Pacific Rise. He worked for five years as an oceanographic research technician at the Bermuda Biological Station, participated in more than 50 oceanographic cruises, and logged four dives in the research submersible Alvin as part of his deep-sea research.

Curriculum vitae

Peter Countway Laboratory