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.
Three Seas students, who just departed from 2 months at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, recently undertook a bioblitz with the MSC’s Ocean Genome Legacy.
The Ocean Genome Legacy is excited to be collaborating with the Austrian Academy of Sciences to study marine genomes in the search for new cancer therapies.
DNA extraction kits developed by the Ocean Genome Legacy are being used aboard the Okeanus Explorer on its current mission to explore marine life off Hawaii.
MSC faculty and leadership recently traveled to Capitol Hill to talk with legislators about how the impacts of climate change affect coastal cities