New Tools for Teachers

Science teachers are awesome! Middle and high school teachers are on the front lines of science education, teaching a generation that not only can save our planet, but must. To do our small part to help these heroes, Ocean Genome Legacy and the Outreach Program at...

A COVID-19 Treatment from the Sea

Ever wonder where new drugs come from? It might surprise you that many come from the sea, including a potential new drug for treating COVID-19!  Aplidium albicans is a species of sea squirt found in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Sea...

Mystery Fish Identified!

On a nighttime dive on a spectacular shallow reef in Cozumel, Mexico, underwater photographer Robert Stansfield spied something in the inky darkness he had never seen before: a tiny, transparent fish with bright markings, devilish eyes, and a gaping mouth...

Spooky Creatures at OGL!

It’s that time of year again, when werewolves, goblins, and vampires skulk in the shadows. This Halloween, we present some of the spookiest marine creatures lurking in the OGL collection! Barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) The barreleye must have a lot of role models,...
NU Undergrads are changing the way DNA is preserved!

NU Undergrads are changing the way DNA is preserved!

Ever wonder how scientists preserve DNA samples for groundbreaking research? When researchers collect tissue samples in the field, it’s really important to preserve the DNA in the tissue, otherwise it quickly breaks down. Once DNA begins to degrade, it becomes more...