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An interview from 63 feet below the sea

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MSC Aquanaut, Liz Bentley Magee, recently caught up with College of Science blogger, Angela Herring, about her experiences in Mission 31 thus far.

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Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

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Professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson are leading the scientific research during the latter half of Mission 31. Read about their motivation for taking part in this incredible event.

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The noisy world of mud crabs

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If fish are vocal crea­tures, can their prey hear them? Assistant Professor Randall Hughes is one of a number of researchers studying how fear drives predator-​​prey interactions.

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What you may not know about vertical seawalls

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Waterfront homeowners’ face questions about the costs and benefits of seawalls. Understanding how they tick is essential to urban coastal sustainability efforts, according to MSC Postdoc, Steven Scyphers.

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Whereforeart thou, dear zoooplankton?

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Amanda Dwyer is a graduate student at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and she will be leading a research project for Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

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As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world—the giant barrel sponge.

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Two from the MSC win NSF Graduate Student Fellowships

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MSC doctoral students Allison Matzelle and Tanya Rogers have been named 2014 graduate research fellows by the National Science Foundation.

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Better Science for Better Fisheries Management

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Marine science researcher Jon Grabowski works across and disciplines to come up with the best habitat management strategies for fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

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U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and John Tierney recently got up close and personal with one of the blue lobsters during a tour of the Marine Science Center, where they stopped by to learn about the Center’s growth and work.

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Antarctic co-op: The Mission

Undergrad Eileen Sheehan is currently on co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica, studying the effects of climate change on icefish with MSC Professor Bill Detrich

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