February 2, 2015

Future of the World’s Greatest Forest Topic of MBL “Science Before Supper” Season Opener

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA–The MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library are pleased to announce the third season of “Science Before Supper,” a series of talks given by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists. The free talks, designed especially for non-scientists, will be held in the library’s Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, 300 […]

Neil Shubin to Receive Prestigious Kavli Science Journalism Award for “Your Inner Fish”

Workshop at MBL Explores Past, Present, and Future of Cell Biology

Fiddler on the Roof? Northern Extension of Fiddler Crabs’ Range May be Sign of Climate Change

An egg-bearing female fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, at Plum Island, Massachusetts. Credit: A. Buselco-McKim.

  WOODS HOLE, Mass.—David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change. Johnson, then […]

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 […]

Tarantula Toxin is Used to Report on Electrical Activity in Live Cells

Fluorescent tarantula toxin reveals location of resting ion channels in live cells. Tarantula toxin (red) binds to potassium channels (green). Yellow indicates colocalization. Courtesy of Jon Sack.

MBL Neurobiology Course Students Contribute to Probe’s Development With Scientists from UC-Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Announces New Season

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WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Associates are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014-2015 season of the MBL Falmouth Forum. Now in its 24th year, the Falmouth Forum has provided audiences from the Cape Cod community with a wide range of intellectual and artistic experiences. Supported in part by the Falmouth Forum Endowment, the Falmouth […]