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A simpler way to test for water pollution

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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Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

Northeastern provost Stephen W. Director, who is also an avid diver and underwater photographer, visited the Mission 31 team at Aquarius Reef Base on Thursday afternoon.

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An interview from 63 feet below the sea

MSC Aquanaut, Liz Bentley Magee, recently caught up with College of Science blogger, Angela Herring, about her experiences in Mission 31 thus far.

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Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

Professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson are leading the scientific research during the latter half of Mission 31. Read about their motivation for taking part in this incredible event.

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The noisy world of mud crabs

If fish are vocal crea­tures, can their prey hear them? Assistant Professor Randall Hughes is one of a number of researchers studying how fear drives predator-​​prey interactions.

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What you may not know about vertical seawalls

Waterfront homeowners’ face questions about the costs and benefits of seawalls. Understanding how they tick is essential to urban coastal sustainability efforts, according to MSC Postdoc, Steven Scyphers.

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

Sara Williams, a research technician in the marine and environmental science lab of Mark Patterson, will lead a study on the gastrovascular system of corals as part of Mission 31.

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Whereforeart thou, dear zoooplankton?

Amanda Dwyer is a graduate student at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and she will be leading a research project for Mission 31, a monthlong underwater expedition led by Fabien Cousteau.

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Meet the Mission 31 Aquanauts!

Mission 31 is underway, and there’s lots of great publicity going out about the event. In addition to mission leader, Fabien Cousteau, there are a number of incredible folks spending time “down under”.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

As part of a month-long underwater research mission, graduate student Allison Matzelle will lead a project studying the flow of energy through one of the oldest organisms in the world—the giant barrel sponge.

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