The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship has sponsored an AmeriCorps member to work with the Northeastern University Marine Science Center’s Beach Sisters program.
Northeastern research professor Daniel Distel and his colleagues have discovered a dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines. They say studying the giant shipworm could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate—and even benefit from—them.
Margaret “Maggie” Slein recently finished a collaboration with the Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, embarking on an adventure that few students have the opportunity to take: conducting independent scientific research — in high school.
Red snapper is one of the most heavily exploited fish species in the United States and has been overfished for three decades. Postdoctoral research associate Jon Puritz investigated the causes behind the fact that genetic diversity among young in red snapper is observed even on very small spatial scales.
For ecological forecasters like Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth, mussels act as a barometer of climate change. That’s why Helmuth created “robomussels”—tiny robots that look like mussels but are outfitted with sensors to track temperature conditions.
The Olympic sailing competition began Monday in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the site of extensive water pollution that officials have warned is a health risk for the athletes. Geoff Trussell, director of Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, explains how bad the pollution can be for the aquatic ecosystem and what needs to be done to fix the problem.
The Ocean Genome Legacy hosted a Bioblitz, which helps them track precisely what marine life is living where. The participants collected more than a dozen species.
Jonathan Grabowski talks about his ongoing research in the Gulf of Maine in a recent Nature Conservancy video.
Professor Joseph Ayers weighs in with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies on his research and thoughts on the future of this growing field.
Northeastern University Marine Science Center graduate student, Marissa McMahan, is among a handful of environmental scholars from across the country chosen as 2015 recipients of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship.