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Seaweed may help remove pollutants the natural way

MSC faculty research highlights how a local seaweed species may be used to absorb toxins such as PCBs from marine sediments.

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Fear reduces energy flow in a rocky intertidal food chain

Studying the “ecology of fear” highlights how hunger level may change prey response to predation risk, with cascading effects on energy flow up food chains.


Gut microbes of termites help with more than just digestion

Associate Professor Rebeca Rosengaus sheds light on the role that gut microbes play in protecting against fungal pathogens in the wood they eat.

Gulf of Maine

MSC researcher’s paper named Best Paper of the Year by American Fisheries Society

Steven Scyphers, a postdoctoral researcher at the MSC, has won the Best Paper of the Year award for 2013 from American Fisheries Society.

Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

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.


First genome of Antarctic Notothenioid fish sequenced

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

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


MSC faculty weighs in on “What Lights Their Fire”

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

Gulf of Maine

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

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.


MSC partners with the Nahant Education Foundation and Johnson School

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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