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Diving right in, student researcher explores coastal habitats

During Nadia Aamoum’s six-​​month inter­na­tional co-​​op in the island nation of Sey­chelles, north of Mada­gascar, the ocean was her work­place.

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Making whoopee, coral style

Most species are content with just one form of reproduction, but not for the coral p. damicornis. These guys make babies sexually and asexually. Doctoral candidate David Combosch wants to know why.

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Global ecology as the next grand strategy

Retired Marine Col. Mark Mykleby said at a campus lecture this week that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

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New Marine Science Center faculty focused on sustainability

The Marine Science Center has welcomed several new faculty members whose focus is urban coastal sustainability.

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MSC undergoes massive renovations as Center grows

In an ongoing effort to keep its neighbors in the loop about significant happenings at the Marine Science Center, Director Geoff Trussell recently sat down with the Lynn Item to talk about recent construction and plans for the Center’s future.

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Predicting consequence: another piece for the climate change toolbox

Understanding and predicting the biogeographic consequences of climate change requires some pretty sophisticated modeling. Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues present a framework in the journal Ecology and Evolution to explore how confidence in our forecasts can vary depending on a few simple, measurable metrics of physiological performance.

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Check out these virtual tours on your next staycation

The Helmuth Lab would like to take you where you may have never been before. Using Gigapan cameras, a number of virtual tours have been recorded in and around the Marine Science Center and beyond.

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Building a robot that can “see” smell

Ryan Myers of the Ayers lab is working on a unique question…how to get robots to “smell” their surroundings in order to better represent typical group behavior of a particular species – in this case, bees.

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The shark ate my homework

Assistant Professor David Kimbro was perplexed when he found some of his experimental cages missing or damaged in Apalachiolca Bay. Whodunit?

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Reproduction in the sea cucumber, Rhabdomolgus ruber

Collaborative research on sea cucumber reproduction by the MSC’s founding Director, Nathan “Doc” Riser has been published posthumously.

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