November 21, 2014

MBL Announces First Recipients of MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards

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  The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the first recipients of the MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards. These awards support innovative scientific collaborations among faculty at the MBL and UChicago/Argonne, in service of laying the foundation for long-term interactions between the institutions. Teams of at least one UChicago/Argonne and one MBL resident scientist are eligible to […]

An EZ-Pass for Fish: How a Fast-Warming Arctic Affects Migration and Survival

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The Arctic grayling may look—well, just plain old gray, but for Linda Deegan it’s a “beautiful fish” for many reasons besides being tasty. The grayling is one of very few fish that spends its entire life, including the frigid winter, in Arctic Alaska. To solve the mystery of how they cope, Deegan, a senior scientist […]

Sampling the Ocean to Protect its Health: A Global Scientific Mission

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Whitman and America’s First Bohemians Topic of MBL Falmouth Forum Season Kickoff, November 14

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Woods Hole, MA—Best-selling biographer Justin Martin will kick-off the 24th season of the MBL Falmouth Forum on Friday, November 14.  Martin’s latest book is Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians. This is the first book ever written about a wild, decadent, and incredibly influential artists’ circle that hung out at Pfaff’s saloon in New […]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Microscopist and MBL Visiting Scientist and Faculty Member Eric Betzig

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525 (cell); 508-289-7139 dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—When Eric Betzig loaded his hand-built, “bleeding edge” super-resolution microscope into an SUV in 2007 and drove it up to the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for biologists to “test drive” it, it was immediately embraced as a major breakthrough in […]

Julie Huber Delves into the Deep-Sea “Dark Energy Biosphere”

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Salt Marsh Strategies: How Plum Island is Holding Up Against Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change

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@MBL: A New Method for Checking the Ocean’s Health

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Biological Bulletin Editor James L. Olds to Lead National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Division

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Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—James L. Olds, editor-in-chief of The Biological Bulletin, the 100+ year-old general biology journal published by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been selected by The National Science Foundation to serve as assistant director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). BIO’s mission is to enable discoveries for understanding […]

Serendipity, MBL Style

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