More than 250 metric tons of microplastic are estimated to be floating in the world’s oceans, threatening marine life. Ethan Edson’s prototype is designed to gather data by tracking these harmful particles.
Liz Magee traces her passion for diving back to her participation in the Three Seas Program more than 10 years ago, and she couldn’t be happier to have found her way back.
The Marine Science Center’s outreach program designed to help underserved school-aged girls develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills was honored Monday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
It is widely known that rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are making the oceans more acidic, but how much have the oceans changed since the Industrial Revolution, and what impacts are these changes having on creatures inhabiting the ocean? Associate Professor Justin Ries is looking to rock-forming ‘coralline’ algae to answer these questions.
The Marine Science Center’s outreach program offers a way for students to take what they’re learning in the classroom and see it firsthand.
Climate change over the 21st century will significantly alter an important oceanographic process that regulates the productivity of fisheries and marine ecosystems, according to an interdisciplinary research team led by Northeastern University.
College of Science professor Brian Helmuth and a group of international researchers recently published a review paper in Climate Change Responses calling for a new approach to understanding and predicting the impact of climate change.
Many of the principal issues facing coastal sustainability in 2015 are ones the field has been dealing with for some time, says Northeastern’s Marine Science Center Director Geoff Trussell.
Northeastern is part of an international research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish. The breakthrough will shed light on the animal’s unique evolutionary adaptation to freezing waters.
An international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam. The breakthrough, the researchers say, may also be a game-changer for the industrial production of clean biofuels.