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Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

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OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.

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First genome of Antarctic Notothenioid fish sequenced

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Professor Bill Detrich is part of an international team that has completed the first genetic sequencing of a uniquely adapted group of Antarctic fishes.

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A slightly more acidic ocean may help coral species

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Associate Professor Justin Ries has published groundbreaking research suggesting that some corals actually benefit from moderate ocean acidification.

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MSC faculty weighs in on “What Lights Their Fire”

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Professor Mark Patterson recently discussed his career passions at the College of Science’s first-ever “What Lights Their Fire” event.

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Black Sea Bass: Friend or Foe? Crowdfunding to help determine

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An MSC graduate student is crowd-funding support for her dissertation research documenting impacts of black sea bass range expansion into the Gulf of Maine.

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MSC partners with the Nahant Education Foundation and Johnson School

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The MSC is delighted to announce a new partnership between its Outreach Program, the Nahant Education Foundation, and the Johnson School.

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MSC Open House in pictures

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The MSC enjoyed its Annual Open House on Saturday, October 4th. Faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and community partners came out to make the MSC shine.

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Interconnected coastal habitats

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Underscoring the need for ecosystem-wide management, MSC research demonstrates how commercially valuable species use several habitats during their lifetimes.

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Reassessing good versus bad microbes

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Recent work MSC research highlights the importance of non-mutualist competitors in maintaining the mutualistic relationships that benefit host microbes.

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A new perspective on the “balance” of nature

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in order to better understand and protect natural systems, Assistant Professor Tarik Gouhier highlights the need for ecologists to move away from the notion that all ecosystems are in equilibrium.

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