Camouflaging Sea Life Inspires Student Art Project | Falmouth Enterprise

December 27th, 2017 @

By Andrea F. Carter Falmouth High School students turned to the camouflaging capabilities of cephalopods for an abstract art project this month. Jane F. Baker’s advanced art class welcomed Marine Biological Laboratory scientist Roger T. Hanlon in early December to talk about his work with octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, which can change their skin color […]

MBL Scientific Community Reaches Out After Hurricane | Cape Cod Times

December 26th, 2017 @

By Christine Legere WOODS HOLE — Neurobiologist Bruno Marie never considered clearing out of Puerto Rico in September, even though the expected track of Hurricane Maria put it directly over the island. On Sept. 20, the 48-year-old scientist, along with his wife and two children, hunkered down in their San Juan condominium, which is constructed […]

MBL Study is Among the “Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2017” | Smithsonian Magazine

December 18th, 2017 @

By Diana Kenney Cephalopod research by the MBL’s Joshua Rosenthal has been chosen as one of the “Top Ten Ocean Stories of 2017” by Smithsonian Magazine. Last spring, Rosenthal and colleagues reported in Cell on the prolific amount of RNA editing (at the expense of DNA evolution) they had discovered in squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. […]