Just nine years younger than the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) itself is The Biological Bulletin is the MBL's own publication and one of America's first scientific journals. Physically, little has changed since its inception as the Zöological Bulletin in the summer of 1897, in spite of an evolution of scientific thought and method over the past 91 years. Many of these developments have been chronicled between the familiar covers of The Biological Bulletin.
Source: Clapp, Pamela L. 1988. "The History of The Biological Bulletin". Biological Bulletin 174 (1): 1-3.