Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab

The Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, founded in 1888 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is the oldest private marine research lab in the western hemisphere.  The research institution started as a summer lab but is now operated year round by several world-class biologists and ecologists.  The MBL is famous for its use of marine organisms as models to make discoveries in the reproduction and development of all organisms.  For example, research done on the eye of a squid at Woods Hole was used to lead the way for today's neurobiology.

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