It’s the first year in MBL history that students have not flocked to Woods Hole for our advanced research training courses. This will be extra noticeable on Saturday. In a normal year, the annual Woods Hole Fourth of July Parade would have scientists, locals, and visitors celebrating Independence Day together with costumes, dancing, and music.
By Emily Greenhalgh Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day. Started in 1992 by the United Nations, World Oceans Day is for acknowledging and celebrating the role of the oceans in everyday life and inspiring action to preserve, protect, and sustainably use marine resources. “Being tossed around in a storm in a small boat far
Elizabeth Hay researched limb regeneration over many summers at the Marine Biological Laboratory while earning her degrees at Smith College and Johns Hopkins Medical School. By Luyi Cheng Limbs regenerate, embryos grow, and cancers invade. In each of these processes, cells change dramatically. Betty Hay studied fascinating biological phenomena, relentlessly asking questions with her students
By Emily Greenhalgh Cornelia M. Clapp (born in 1849) was a prominent zoologist and educator, the first woman in the United States to get a doctorate in biology, and an integral member of the Marine Biological Laboratory. Clapp was one of seven educators present for MBL’s inaugural season in 1888 and, at that time, was
By Emily Greenhalgh The Marine Biological Laboratory has always been a unique institution—it’s part of the “MBL magic” that many scientists and students talk about every year. Its founding was no exception. When the MBL was founded in 1888, it was unusual for its time in that it encouraged women students of science to apply