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.
Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Martin Ross weighs in on research suggesting that an eighth continent, Zealandia, should be recognized.
Lecturer Dan Douglass recently weighed in on the causes and consequences of a 100-mile-long-and-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf.
The MSC outreach program continues to collaborate with local partners to deliver marine science programs with Lynn elementary and high school students.
Sheina Rajkumar, contributor to the NUSCI student magazine, shares the joys and challenges of her co-op caring for seabirds at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.
New research by Professor Bill Detrich provides the first detailed record of the embryonic development of an Antarctic fish, paving the way for research on the effect of ocean warming on this cold-loving species.
MSC postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Puritz and colleagues recently examined how the field of seascape genetics has grown and how this research can contribute to marine conservation and management.