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Largest Marine Biorepository Finds Home in Nahant

  • Tom Kates Photography
Preserving our oceans is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind today.

Fortunately, Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) has come to Northeastern’s Marine Science Center to advance its mission of sustaining the biological diversity of the sea. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Donald Comb, who is also founder and former CEO of New England Biolabs, OGL is a one-of-a-kind genomic collection that includes some of the ocean’s rarest, strangest, and most remarkable creatures.

Thanks to the generosity of New England Biolabs and other private donors, OGL will continue and likely expand at its new location at Northeastern.

Watch this video to see how OGL is saving the DNA of many marine species every day.

  • Tom Kates Photography