Tuna, flounder, and mackerel, oh my!

Tuna, flounder, and mackerel, oh my!

Correctly identifying a fish to its species is an important skill for any young biologist to develop. In March, Ocean Genome Legacy taught students to do just that with its “Fish Forensics” workshops at the Boston High School Marine Science Symposium and the North...
OGL discovers a new species (and genus!)

OGL discovers a new species (and genus!)

“Discovering a new genus is rare and should be celebrated.” So says Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) Postdoctoral Research Scientist Reuben Shipway in the video abstract for his new publication in the journal PeerJ. Meet the new genus of shipworm: Tamilokus mabinia. Image...
Finding Fishy Businesses

Finding Fishy Businesses

For the past two years, OGL has had a secret. Our scientists have been quietly working with the New York State Office of the Attorney General to develop a DNA-based seafood monitoring program – the first such program to be conducted by a government organization...
Seafood Fraud Hits Prime Time

Seafood Fraud Hits Prime Time

Have you ever wondered whether the fish on your plate is really the species listed on the menu? Once a fish is filleted it can be very hard to tell. Unscrupulous, or simply uniformed, fishermen, distributors, grocers and chefs mislabel seafood to the tune of millions...
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