By Cameron Carlson From all the way out in Anchorage, Alaska, I’m Cameron Carlson and I had the amazing opportunity of joining the Bigelow summer REU. I am a biochemistry major from the University of Alaska Anchorage, where I primarily
By Taylor Rouse My research evaluates the performance of satellite ocean color algorithms for carbon in the Gulf of Maine as part of a larger effort to enhance remote sensing technology. I am specifically checking to see if the data
By Allegra Rocha I have only left my home state of California once in my life – and it was for three days just 15 miles into Oregon. Moving across the country for 10 weeks sounded terrifying, yet incredibly exciting.
By Hannah Primiano How small do you think phytoplankton are? You can guess, but I promise that the answer will surprise you. On average, they are about 80 microns. For reference, the diameter of one strand of hair is 75
By Turner Johnson The group of species known as “right whales” was once seen as the quintessential (read: “right”) whale to hunt; they forage on the sea’s surface close to shore, are friendly towards boats, and float when killed. Beginning
This summer, I had the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of Senior Research Scientist David Fields at Bigelow Laboratory. The Fields laboratory primarily focuses on research pertaining to zooplankton, predominantly copepod, behavior in their global and local distribution.
By Benjamin Bromberg Over the past 20 years, the economic impact of oyster fisheries on the Maine economy has increased by a factor of seven, jumping from a valuation of $1-2 million in the early 2000s to a valuation of
By Elizabeth Westbrook Thanks to the amazing effort by the Bigelow staff coordinating the 2020 REU program, we have had an online internship experience that has been just as valuable as I imagined an in-person one would be. In addition
By Jess Liu Man-eating plants. Photosynthetic bears. Blobby beasts that can switch between sun-powered and meat-powered at a moment’s notice. No, this isn’t the premise of Stephen King’s new science fiction novel or a safari tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion
By Ajay Patel My summer of 2020 was supposed to be filled with beautiful, lush forests and jagged rocky cliffs. I imagined cool ocean spray, and the warm, inviting funk of the sea. Unfortunately, I was only able to experience