Even deceptively simple-looking animals can help unlock the secrets of life. At the MBL we study creatures that hold the keys to understanding fundamental questions in science—questions about ourselves, our origins, and our environment. These creatures can also help us understand how evolution generates the marvelous array of creatures on Earth or help us combat the effects of climate change.
Learn more about some of the animals we are studying and how they are bringing us closer to solving some of the most important problems of our time.
Learn more about the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
Learn more about Axolotls
Learn more about Bat Sea Stars
Learn more about the California Two-Spot Octopus
Learn more about Comb Jellies
Learn more about Hummingbird Bobtail Squid
Learn more about O. chierchiae
Learn more about Little Skate
Learn more about Brachionus Rotifers
Learn more about Sea Lamprey