What do salamanders and Wolverine have in common? Hear all about axolotls, their regenerative capabilities, and the research happening at the MBL from Associate Scientist Karen Echeverri in our latest #MBLSciShoots video. Learn more about Karen Related Reading What Do We Lose If We Lose Wild Axolotls? | PBS Nova Biology’s Beloved Amphibian Is Racing
When you think corals, you probably think tropical. But did you know that we have our very own coral here on Cape Cod? Learn all about Astrangia poculata, MBL’s research, and take a peek at some underwater footage with Associate Scientist Loretta Roberson in our latest #MBLSciShoots video. Learn more about Loretta Related Reading Marine
From cephalopods and axolotls to tunicates and frogs, the MBL is responsible for the care for a lot of animals. Part of care is making sure these animals have good, clean water that fits their needs. Hear MBL Veterinarian Lisa Abbo talk all about water quality, why it’s important, and how we make sure it’s
Turn over a rock on the beach or pull up a buoy from a dock and you’ll find the surfaces covered with critters. But many of those animals aren’t supposed to be there—they’re invasive alien species. What makes a species invasive and how are these animals putting local ecosystems at risk? Join Dave Remsen, Director
By Diana Kenney
The MBL has deeply felt the impact of historic events since its founding in 1888. The World Wars, the Great Depression, and this year’s COVID-19 pandemic have all called upon the MBL community to adapt, be resilient, and find resourceful ways to maintain the lab’s mission.
We call them crabs, but did you know that horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions? In the inaugural video of our new digital learning initiative MBLSciShoots, Dave Remsen, Director of the MBL Marine Resources Center, talks horseshoe crabs, their unique physiology, and what makes them so important in biological research. Related
Three alumni of the MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science Program took part in the annual Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research meeting at the MBL in late February, joining 61 other researchers from around the country. These ecologists typically see one another during the busy, short season for field research at Toolik Field Station in arctic Alaska. So they enjoyed the relatively mild weather – and ocean views – in Woods Hole!
What an exciting year! 2019 is over, but it was a great year for the MBL. Take a look at our most popular social media posts of the year.
By Caroline Pritchard
My time and training in the 2016 MBL Embryology course has innovated every aspect of my lab work since — and in 2019, brought two awards for scientific imaging my way!
By Diana Kenney
A “triple whammy” of factors intensifies ocean acidification in S.E. Massachusetts, the commission heard, endangering the region’s important shellfishing and aquaculture industries.