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What is this red stuff washing up around here?

Research by MSC graduate student, Chris Newton, about the invasion of the red algae Heterosiphonia japonica has been published in PLOSone. This species, native to the western North Pacific, is making headlines across the northeastern United States where it is wreaking havoc on shorelines, in fishing gear, and in intertidal communities.

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Nutrient cycling and their impacts on local seaweeds

How carbon, nitrogen, phosphates, and other environmental conditions fluctuate has an impact on the presence and abundance of marine algae and their herbivorous predators according to the thesis of recent Masters graduate, Val Perini.

Why invader species may be taking dinner off your table

The species that live on our coasts pro­vide ben­e­fits that most of us are unaware of.

Meet Dan Blustein, A College of Science Twitter Ambassador

Dan Blustein is a marine biologist working on his PhD at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant. He is also a College of Science Twitter Ambassador.

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Environmental Information Protects Prey from Predators

According to research by Professor Geoff Trussell, scientific modeling can help scientists understand how prey estimate and react to the risks of predation

Virtual Welcome Day

The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs.

Seminal conference to explore urban coastal sustainability

The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shore­line, and by 2020, two-​​thirds of all Amer­i­cans are expected to reside in coastal cities.

Scientists study seawalls on the seashore

Oyster reefs and sandy beaches have his­tor­i­cally bor­dered many pic­turesque coast­lines

A ‘Model’ Approach to Studying Coastal Ecosystems

In the Pacific North­west, beach grass com­mu­ni­ties often create sand dunes that mit­i­gate coastal ero­sion and flooding risks stem­ming from rising sea levels caused by cli­mate change.

Study: After 2,500 Years, Dead Coral Reef Comes Back To Life

A new study featured in Science suggests that coral may be able to recover from disaster.

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