April 20, 2014

Art and Science Combine in Exhibit of FASEB Journal Covers at MBL


Marine Biological Laboratory To Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Lillie Auditorium

For Immediate Release June 14, 2013 Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA – The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will celebrate its 125th anniversary this summer with a series of events commemorating the milestone.  The theme of the anniversary is “Celebrating the Next Generation.”Featured events include an Anniversary Concert with Curtis On Tour, a […]

Microbial Diversity Course to Receive “Milestones in Microbiology Site” Honor


@mbl: Searching for a Solution to Coral Bleaching

Top view of a day-old spawned Porites spp. larvae. Composite image seen under a fluorescent microscope. Symbiotic zooxanthellae autofluorescence in red, larvae epidermis autofluorescence in green. Courtesy of Guillermo Yudowski

Ivan Valiela Receives Odum Lifetime Achievement Award

Ivan Valiela

Dr. Ivan Valiela of the MBL Ecosystems Center will receive the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s Odum Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes Dr. Valiela’s contributions to the understanding of coastal marine ecosystems, addressing critical management questions, serving the scientific community, and educating multiple generations of students. This award is named for the three outstanding […]

MBL Announces Career Development Program for Young Scientists


Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL is pleased to announce SUCCESS (Shaping and Understanding Career Choices in Education, Science and Self), a new career development program for young scientists. Chaired by MBL Director of Education Bill Reznikoff, SUCCESS will be a series of seven weekly lunchtime workshops led by panels of established scientists […]

MBL Scientist and Nobel Prize Winner Osamu Shimomura Elected to National Academy of Sciences


Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Dr. Osamu Shimomura, a Distinguished Scientist and Corporation member at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has been elected to The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research. The achievement, considered one of the highest honors in American […]

New Sculpture, “Flukes,” Graces Waterfront Park

Gordon Gund's "Flukes" is an abstract form inspired by the shape of a whale's tail.

The MBL’s Waterfront Park in Woods Hole was enhanced this week with the installation of “Flukes,” a cast-bronze sculpture generously donated to the MBL by the artist, Gordon Gund of Princeton, New Jersey. The sculpture was inspired by an encounter Gund had with pilot whales one summer on Nantucket Island. A pod of whales had […]

MBL Awards Science Journalism Fellowships

Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Andrea Early 508-289-7652; aearly@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA – Twelve science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an internationally known biomedical and environmental research and educational center located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Now in its 27th year, the MBL’s Logan Science […]

Deep, Permeable Soils Buffer Impacts of Agricultural Fertilization on Streams and Rivers in Southern Amazon, MBL Study Finds

Rain over a soybean field at Tanguro Ranch in the Upper Xingu watershed, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Intensive crop farming in the Amazon depends on regular rainfall, but lower amounts of water returned to the atmosphere from cropland compared with forest has the potential to change rainfall amount and timing over large areas. Credit: Christopher Neill, MBL

Contact:  Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu Printable version (pdf) WOODS HOLE, Mass.—The often damaging impacts of intensive agriculture on nearby streams, rivers, and their wildlife has been well documented in temperate zones, such as North America and Europe. Yet a new study in an important tropical zone—the fast-changing southern Amazon, a region […]