The Ocean Genome Legacy is gearing up for the Third Annual Nahant Coastal BioBlitz on September 10th. They have been using the BioBlitz format at events across the country as a way to engage the public in exploring, identifying, and appreciating the richness of local marine life.
An Archbishop Williams High School student who collaborated with the Ocean Genome Legacy on her research project recently presented her work on Asian shore crabs at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.
Sir Richard Roberts, Distinguished Professor and President of the Ocean Genome Legacy, is a globally recognized leader in genomics and molecular biology, and studies the mechanisms through which bacteria resist viruses.
The Ocean Genome Legacy has joined with the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer to help discover and preserve deep-sea biodiversity. Thanks to this partnership, OGL is adding rare deep-sea DNA samples to its online catalog.
Dan Distel and Reuben Shipworm of the Ocean Genome Legacy have published an account of the first scientific study of a rare giant shipworm found in the Philippines. Distel has been studying shipworms for almost 30 years. He is particularly interested in the bacteria found in shipworm guts that break down cellulose and produce energy for the shipworm in the process.
Doctoring dolphins and mapping shipwrecks, tagging turtles and aging fish, reconstructing a skeleton and creating seaweed art. These were just few of the skills that students were able to learn and practice at the annual High School Marine Science Symposia, earlier this month. Co-hosted by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center and the Massachusetts Marine Educators, […]
A team of researchers at the MSC’s Ocean Genome Legacy has identified and described a rare species of seagrass boring shipworm, making important genetic and life history information available to the wider scientific community.
The Ocean Genome Legacy’s Second Annual Nahant Coastal BioBlitz came off a great success on Sunday, September 11th, with over 100 citizen scientists learning about local marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
Marine macroalgae – commonly known as seaweed – have long been used by humans in culinary pursuits. In recent times, biomedical uses have emerged, as well as in the development of biofuels.
The Ocean Genome Legacy recently held a BioBlitz event on Martha’s Vineyard where members of the public were engaged in collecting and identifying local organisms that could potentially be contributed to the OGL repository.