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Marine researcher sticks to her roots

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As a teenager, Jen­nifer Elliott read about a con­ser­va­tion project to save the rare endemic birds of her home­land of Mau­ri­tius, a small island located in the Indian Ocean. “I was imme­di­ately intrigued by this project and wanted to meet the sci­en­tists in charge to learn more,” Elliott said. “I wanted to help.”

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Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them

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Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts, recently appointed Distinguished University Professor in the College of Science, on Monday afternoon discussed his love for bacteria and their symbiosis with people, after which he engaged in a conversation with President Joseph E. Aoun.

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Marine Science Center & Ocean Genome Legacy get airtime

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WGBH’s Greater Boston featured the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy on Thursday night.

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Nobel Laureate joins Northeastern faculty

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Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel Lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, is a Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Sci­ence.

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The global water crisis

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Less than 0.1 per­cent of the planet’s water is avail­able for safe use, and chal­lenges cen­tered on H2O form the nexus of some of society’s most pressing envi­ron­mental issues.

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Lobsters hide from cod, not the other way around

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If you think you are about to become the victim of an attack, police say one way to potentially protect yourself is to hide. In the lobster world, the same goes. Lobsters hide from their predators.

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We’re heading underwater

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Two Marine and Environmental Sciences professors are featured in Men’s Journal.

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Managing shorelines, coastal fisheries, and expectations

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Steven Scyphers, a post-doctoral researcher at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, Mass. is researching how to better manage shorelines and coastal fisheries. He was a guest of #sciencechat on October 2, 2013.

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Deep water data

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Urban coastal sus­tain­ability becomes an ever more pressing con­cern as more than half of the world’s pop­u­la­tion flocks to its shores—the places where cities thrive.

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Snails have a thing for sexy stems

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In the marsh­lands of the south­east United States, the peri­winkle snail is among the most abun­dant grazing species.

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