The Legos of Life

Rutgers scientists have found the "Legos of life" -- four core chemical structures that can be stacked together to build the myriad proteins inside every organism -- after smashing and dissecting nearly 10,000 proteins to understand their component parts. The four building blocks make energy available for humans and all...

Scallop Genome Insights

Ximing Guo and a team led by Dr. Zhenmin Bao at Ocean University of China have sequenced the genomes of two scallops. Their studies, which are recently published in Nature Ecology and Evolution and Nature Communications, provided insights into the evolution of early bilaterians and unique adaptations in bivalve molluscs....

Remembering Susan E. Ford

The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory lost a beloved faculty member, researcher, mentor, colleague and friend on December 5, 2017 when Susan E. Ford lost a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Susan began her professional career working as a lab technician under Harold (Doc) Haskin in 1966. She left the lab...

Diane’s Vent – a seafloor tribute to Diane Adams

On November 2017 the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution lead an expedition to some recently discovered hydrothermal vents fields in the Gulf of California. During this expedition they placed a special marker near one of the active vents in memory of our colleague and friend Diane Adams, who passed away in June...

Climate Change in NJ

The below videos discuss climate change in New Jersey, public health, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, plant breeding, living shorelines and conservation plants.    

Farming the Ocean

“Jersey Fresh” doesn’t end at the water’s edge here in the Garden State If New Jersey’s 720,000 acres of farmland are enough to classify it as the Garden State, what do we make of its 120 miles of coastline, 420 miles of open estuary and bay waters, and 661,000 acres...

Challenger Glider Sets New World Record in the Indian Ocean

An international team of scientists and students has just completed the first of three legs in a three-year effort to be the first to navigate an autonomous underwater robot completely around the Indian Ocean. The mission was conducted as part of the global Challenger Glider Mission as a contribution to...