By Grace Neumiller Since age 3, I’ve lived in the landlocked state of Minnesota, itching to dip my toes into the faraway ocean to learn about the vast arrays of biodiversity that traverse its waters. I’m so grateful to finally
By Dominick Leskiw “But what I learned in the archipelago came from a mix of science and the act of doing that work; of striving for another layer of understanding in lived experience.” – Lauren E. Oakes I remember reading
By Maddy Wendell As an Environmental Policy major and English minor, I have not taken many field research or hard science courses at Colby. When I heard about the Colby-Bigelow Jan Plan as a soon-to-graduate senior, I wanted to take
Students at Bigelow Laboratory gain an in-depth understanding of oceanography through hands-on research experiences in the lab and field. A group of students made this stop-motion animation that explores what makes eDNA a revolutionary tool in ocean science. Enjoy!
Students at Bigelow Laboratory gain an in-depth understanding of oceanography through hands-on research experiences in the lab and field. A group of students made this stop-motion animation that traces the ocean carbon cycle, following carbon from the atmosphere into a
Adelaida Arjona As we become more efficient at gathering information in the world, from shopping habits and most-searched-for vacation spots to satellites that can adjust for cloud cover, it follows that how we communicate and organize this information for general
Bri Groves Organisms are fascinated by light, but as the sun goes down, light is a rare commodity. To brighten the night, some organisms produce their own pseudo flashlights. These creatures are labelled as bioluminescent. Bioluminescence refers to an organism’s
Courtney Stuart I am a Research Experience for Undergraduates intern here at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. This summer, I have the privilege of working alongside Senior Research Scientist Douglas Rasher and Postdoctoral Fellow Matthew Suskiewicz. Our project focuses on
Emily Haggett How do you begin to study microbes that live in extreme conditions like hydrothermal vents in the deep sea, or hypersaline lakes in Antarctica? Even if you can collect them, what if you can’t grow them in culture?
Emily McDermith Ever wonder why you can smell the salty ocean breeze? The notorious salty smell of the seashore is caused by the compound dimethylsulfide (DMS). However, this salty smell isn’t produced to reminds us of sandy beaches and sunny