I surfed into MBL's official website and read the organization's own explanations for the facility's purpose. According to MBL.edu the lab serves as an international location to educate and train new environmental scientists (Especially biology, biomedicine, and ecology) as well as a lab for environmentalists looking for a place to perform research. The year-round staff includes over 275 trained scientists and 1400 students come every year in order to study from specialists in specific fields linked to biology, biomedicine, and ecology.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The butterfly effect is the concept that a butterfly flapping it's wings on one side of the world can create a wind that eventually causes devastation in another part of the world. It functions as a metaphor to explain how small changes in an environment and seemingly independent actions can lead to dramatic effects in the long run. Everything creates the butterfly effect all the time and the effect mainly functions as a method of warning people to pay close attention to their actions and to minute changes in the environment because of the long-term effects they might lead to.