By Diana Kenney As the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic hit home last March, the MBL began the nearly surreal process of adapting or canceling the multitude of courses, programs and events that, in a typical year, immerse the campus in a joyful whirlwind of scientific activity. More than 1,500 students, faculty and scientists from
What do the development of skate gills and human limbs have in common? More than you might think. Join Andrew Gillis, MBL Whitman Scientist and incoming Associate Scientist, in our latest #MBLSciShoots digital learning lesson. Related Reading Hard-to-find fish reveals shared developmental toolbox of evolution | University of Cambridge Modern research might redeem a
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 Diana Kenney
Close to 300 people gathered in Woods Hole yesterday to march in support of #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM, a call to “to hit pause, to give Black academics a break and to give others an opportunity to reflect on their own complicity in anti-Black racism in academia and their local and global communities.”
By Diana Kenney
A critical part of the COVID-19 test is being made from scratch in MBL labs.
What has eight arms, thousands of suckers, and is capable of some truly incredible dexterity? The wily octopus! Join MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon on a deep dive into the world of octopuses in our latest #MBLSciShoots digital learning lesson. Learn more about the Hanlon Lab. Related Reading The amazing brains and morphing skin of
MBL has touched countless lives over its 132-year history. Jen Walton, MBL Archivist and co-director of the MBL-WHOI Library, teaches us about some of the important women in MBL’s history in Part II of our History of the MBL #MBLSciShoots digital learning lesson. Learn more about the MBL-WHOI Library. Related Reading Historical Photo and Document
By Diana Kenney
Octopus, turtles, ticks and even alligators: The 2020 Grass Fellows plan to study the nervous system in an adventurous range of organisms!
With their color-changing skin, the propensity for escape, and their other amazing attributes—cephalopods are a group of animals that have long fascinating scientists and the public alike. Bret Grasse, manager of the MBL’s Cephalopod Program talks all about these animals and what goes into caring for them and takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of
One of the reasons the Marine Biological Laboratory was built in Woods Hole is because of the stunning amount of biodiversity in the local wildlife. In our latest #MBLSciShoots digital learning lesson, Marine Resources Center Director Dave Remsen takes a look at two of those local species—the American slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) and the parchment