MSC postdoc Jon Puritz and colleagues researched two species of intertidal sea stars in Australia, and found that the species with pelagic larvae had higher genetic diversity than the one with benthic larvae. This may be of interest in sea star conservation, particularly for the latter species.
Recent research by Grabowski Lab postdoctoral researcher Rachel Gittman and colleagues suggests that nature-based coastal protection schemes may be able to more effectively align with shoreline homeowner needs.
Recent PhD graduate Lin Zhu of the Ayers Lab and colleagues recently published work aiding understanding of how brain and spinal cord mechanisms in lobster ganglia generate rhythm transitions that translate to things such as changes in animal speed.
Sara Williams of the Patterson Lab recently used a 3D printer to create a custom propellor for the lab’s flume tank, which allows her to study the fluid mechanics of corals.
The Johnson Elementary School has been honored by the New England Aquarium with an Ocean Stewardship Award, which is given annually to a school that demonstrates a commitment to protecting the ocean.
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.
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, […]
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.