With sea levels rising and storm frequency and intensity increasing, Northeastern faculty and postdocs are working to understand the costs and benefits of hard vs. soft shorelines, and decisions facing coastal homeowners regarding how to best protect property.
The Beach Sisters partnership between the MSC and Girls Inc. of Lynn was recently awarded an AmeriCorps/Massachusetts Promise Fellow for the seventh consecutive year, enabling continued STEM enrichment for 150 girls annually.
Though its ancestors were benthic, a Antarctic fish have adapted to live in the water column at neutral buoyancy. Professor Bill Detrich and colleagues explain the novel adaptation that have allowed this fish to survive.
Undergraduate student and Three Seas Program alum Ben Moran has been named a Goldwater Scholar, which recognizes sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
The Boston Harbor & Islands Science Symposium, held April 11-12, brought together 200 scientists, citizens, resource managers, decision-makers, and students to share their expertise and experiences studying Boston Harbor. The Symposium featured diverse formats in which attendees could learn about what is being studied, including field trips, panels, keynote talks, a networking breakfast, concurrent sessions, […]
On sustainability, MSC Director Geoff Trussell addresses the “collision between humanity and the environment.” How, he asks, can we create cleaner, safer, smarter coastal communities? This talk examines that question.
Dan Distel and Reuben Shipworm of the Ocean Genome Legacy have published an account of the first scientific study of a rare giant shipworm found in the Philippines. Distel has been studying shipworms for almost 30 years. He is particularly interested in the bacteria found in shipworm guts that break down cellulose and produce energy for the shipworm in the process.
Doctoring dolphins and mapping shipwrecks, tagging turtles and aging fish, reconstructing a skeleton and creating seaweed art. These were just few of the skills that students were able to learn and practice at the annual High School Marine Science Symposia, earlier this month. Co-hosted by Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center and the Massachusetts Marine Educators, […]
How are complex socio-environmental decisions made? Assistant Professor Steven Scyphers, a sustainability scientist, combines findings from surveys and interviews with ecological information to better understand factors that play into decision-making.
Engaging 425 students and 30 teams of presenters over two days in March, the MSC is engaging the next generation via the High School Marine Science Symposium. The events are co-hosted with the Massachusetts Marine Educators, with student scholarship support from a variety of generous sponsors.