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Immunity on the reef: Staghorn coral, its symbionts, and white band disease

Many coral reefs around the globe suffer from white band disease. Researchers at the MSC are looking into the innate immune system of some of these Acroporid corals.

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Ocean acidification and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Research on the effects of ocean acidification on shelled organisms by MSC Associate Professor Justin Ries was recently featured by Fox News.


MSC and OGL featured on WGBH’s “Greater Boston”

WGBH recently traveled to Nahant to check out the Marine Science Center and the Ocean Genome Legacy.


Where Go the Oysters Go the Parasites

Ever wonder how a parasite finds its host in the ocean or why some hosts have more parasites than others? According to a recent study, it may be simpler than you think.


AUVs in the deep, blue sea

While most people are interested in sending robots to Mars, Northeastern University Professors Mark Patterson and Joseph Ayers have developed AUV’s that explore the deep, blue sea.


Northeastern Ranked Greenest University in America

North­eastern con­tinues to gain recog­ni­tion for its long-​​standing com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ability, placing first among Amer­ican uni­ver­si­ties according to an international survey.

New publication for OGL executive director

Dan Distel, executive director of Ocean Genome Legacy, is a co-author on a recently published article about shipworms. The OGL team recently joined the University, and the team continues to build its pub­licly acces­sible biorepos­i­tory of DNA sam­ples from ocean species.

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Nobel Laureate to join Northeastern faculty

Coinciding with the relocation of the Ocean Genome Legacy to the Marine Science Center, Sir Richard Roberts, a Nobel Lau­reate and glob­ally rec­og­nized leader in genomics and mol­e­c­ular biology, has joined the University faculty.

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Lobsters hide from cod, not the other way around

If you think you are about to become the victim of an attack, police say one way to potentially protect yourself is to hide. In the lobster world, the same goes. Lobsters hide from their predators.

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Researchers ready for historic aquatic ‘Mission’

Forty years after the world became captivated with “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”, his grandson, Fabien, is attempting to do the same, and some NU researchers are along for this thrilling ride under the sea.

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