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Mission 31 scientists appear on Science360 Radio

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MSC Professors Mark Patterson and Brian Helmuth speak about Mission 31 research on NSF’s Science360 network

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MSC researcher highlights important role of citizens in invasive species management

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A recent publication by MSC postdoctoral researcher Steven Scyphers highlights the importance of citizen efforts in tackling conservation problems such as the spread of invasive species.

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Oyster reefs can outpace sea-level rise

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Research by MSC Associate Professor Jon Grabowski suggests that oyster reefs can grow faster than previously thought – and faster than sea levels can rise.

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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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