During these days of isolation, GMGI staff have been working behind the scenes to keep their colony of sea urchins at 417 Main Street happy and healthy. They are excited to announce that last week, GMGI Scientist Amanda Baryshyan welcomed the arrival of several baby sea urchins to the GMGI family!

To learn more about Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, visit their website here.

Mommy Sea Urchin releasing eggs 

Fertilized eggs

Newly developing embryos with 8 or 16 cells

Two days later…a fully formed sea urchin larva! Amazing!

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