Research being conducted at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay indicates the world’s oceans have far more life in it than previously understood. But you can’t see any of it.

The research, which appears in the peer reviewed science journal “Cell,” offers new insights into ocean health — and the potential for that ocean health to change as the climate changes.

The team, led by Ramunas Stepanauskas, a senior researcher at Bigelow and the senior author of the research paper, has been busy analyzing samples of seawater from the tropics and subtropics to see what’s really in there. Read more