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Northeastern seeks federal support for urban coastal sustainability research

An article on the cover of today’s Globe features the Marine Science Center, and focuses on how Northeastern is working to poise itself in the forefront of urban coastal sustainability research.

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Climate change and the ecology of fear

Animals balance the fear of being eaten with the need to feed, and these decisions affect the whole ecosystem. Professor Geoff Trussell suggests this effect will be even more pronounced in a changing climate.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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