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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

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The squirming claws of a blue lob­ster did not deter U.S. Reps. John Tierney and Katherine Clark from get­ting their hands dirty—and soaked—as they eagerly exam­ined the rare species on Wednesday at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

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Research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity ecol­o­gist David Kimbro, along with colleagues Jon Grabowski and Randall Hughes, shows that the behavior of middle preda­tors in marine food webs plays an impor­tant role in the wel­fare of the whole system—and that, like our behavior, middle predator behavior is pretty fickle.

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

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Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.

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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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