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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.


Communicating climate change

Together with faculty members from three of the University’s Colleges, Professor Brian Helmuth is working to communicate about climate change through his own work and that of the Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative.

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Size is important – even for algae

Associate Professor Matt Bracken recently published findings of a six-year study in the journal Ecology. Bracken and colleagues measured the effect that seaweed diversity has on invertebrates large and small in the rocky intertidal zones of northern California.


MSC faculty take part in SustaiNUbility event

Professors Geoff Trussell and Brian Helmuth, both key players in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, took part in the SustaiNUbility event showcasing the University’s research and practice across numerous realms.

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You are one-in-30-million

The Marine Science Center recently, and unexpectedly, became home to one of the rarest lobsters in the world.  What makes a calico calico?  College of Science blogger, Angela Herring, tries to find that answer.

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