Author: Sarah Lawhun

“The Ark and Beyond” Panel Examines How Aquariums Can Protect Biodiversity

“The Ark and Beyond” Panel Examines How Aquariums Can Protect Biodiversity

“The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation,” the second book in a new series called Convening Science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory, was celebrated last week with a panel discussion on biodiversity in MBL’s Lillie Auditorium. This volume examines the many human-caused threats to wild species around the world, and

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As Crabs Move North with Warming Water, How Do Marshes Respond? | TIDE Project

As Crabs Move North with Warming Water, How Do Marshes Respond? | TIDE Project

The TIDE project is a multi-year, large-scale experiment to illuminate the effects of nitrogen pollution and global change on saltmarshes at the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research site. The TIDE team noticed a few years ago that the natural range of the fiddler crab is moving north as ocean water warms with climate change. The principal

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From One Protein, A Diversity of Structures | @AidanFenix

From One Protein, A Diversity of Structures | @AidanFenix

Aidan Fenix, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, captured this image in the MBL’s Physiology course, where he is a student this summer: MICROTUBULE MADNESS! Fascinating how 1 protein, tubulin, can give rise to such diverse structures. Long “cables” for structure, “hairy” cilia for swimming, and large brush-like cilia for feeding. Adaptation and efficiency.#physiology2018 #Stentore

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Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two alumni of the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole program have been awarded three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Loranzie (LJ) Rogers and Jacey Van Wert were selected from over 12,000 applicants and are two of 2,000 awardees nationally. The fellowship program supports graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Both Rogers and

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