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Welcome to OGL News!

Welcome to the new home of OGL news posts! We’ve redesigned our Newsletter to show you stories more often, with a brief overview in the email and the full story here. We always welcome your thoughts and questions in the Comments section.

We hope you enjoy this new way of exploring the latest activities at OGL!

RECENT NEWS BRIEFS

Antarctic Samples on Ice

When you imagine the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, you probably think about ice and penguins. You may not realize that there are astounding species that thrive in these cold, stable, oxygen-rich waters. We are pleased to announce that Ocean Genome Legacy...

Happy World Oceans Day!

Wake up and smell the salt air! Thursday, June 8, is World Oceans Day, a day set aside to honor, protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. And our oceans have never needed it more. So, if you love oceans, Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) at Northeastern University’s Marine...

DNA from the Deep

What lives in the deep sea? For the most part, we still don’t know. That is why the Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) has joined with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship Okeanos Explorer to help discover and preserve deep-sea biodiversity. This...

There’s a New Crab Investigator in Town

Asian shore crabs, a highly invasive species, first appeared on the coast of New Jersey in the late 80s and have since spread up and down the East Coast. This winter, a talented high school student named Margaret "Maggie" Slein and her science teacher, Raymond...

North Shore Frogman Dives for DNA

Did you ever wonder where Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) gets its DNA? For those of you who follow this newsletter, you will know that most of the time we get our DNA and tissue samples from hardcore scientists and academics. In many cases, they are some of the most...

Reeling in DNA: No Hook or Line Required

How can you find and identify fish without catching them? That’s a question Mark Stoeckle aims to answer with a bucket of water and DNA. Dr. Stoeckle, from the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, visited Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) and the...

Can Stressed-Out Corals be Saved?

Corals are stressed! Rising seawater temperatures and other human-caused changes are stressing out corals, causing bleaching and diseased reefs around the world. Now, Ocean Genome Legacy’s (OGL) coral genome collection is helping scientists discover what makes some...

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