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3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

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MSC professor Brian Helmuth, has co-authored a paper in Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

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What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

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MSC students Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95% of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

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Nature Climate Change publishes MSC faculty’s paper

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MSC Professor Brian Helmuth recently co-authored a paper about science integration into US climate and ocean policy

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Higher temperatures may mean more productive seaweed in some locations

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Does temperature matter to a seaweed? Research by Helmuth Lab graduate student Nicholas Colvard suggests that it does – with tide cycles and climate change as important factors to consider.

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Some scientists have all the fun

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Mission 31 sported some pretty serious science – but MSC researchers and their colleagues certainly had some fun as they took to the depths in the name of science

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Antarctic co-op: The not so sunny side of things

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A mid-winter night’s tale from Antarctica where co-op Eileen Sheehan is hard at work conducting research with the Detrich Lab

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Lobsterwoman-​​turned-​​marine-​​biologist fishes for answers

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Marissa McMahan, a graduate student in the Grabowski Lab at the MSC, recently won a Graduate Women in Science Fellowship to study the ecology of black sea bass in the Gulf of Maine.

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Northeastern seeks federal support for urban coastal sustainability research

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An article on the cover of today’s Globe features the Marine Science Center, and focuses on how Northeastern is working to poise itself in the forefront of urban coastal sustainability research.

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Climate change and the ecology of fear

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Animals balance the fear of being eaten with the need to feed, and these decisions affect the whole ecosystem. Professor Geoff Trussell suggests this effect will be even more pronounced in a changing climate.

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A simpler way to test for water pollution

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Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez’ water quality samplers are deceptively simple: they’re providing powerful data about the contamination levels of polluted waterways.

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