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Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

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

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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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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

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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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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

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U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and John Tierney recently got up close and personal with one of the blue lobsters during a tour of the Marine Science Center, where they stopped by to learn about the Center’s growth and work.

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Are mussel beds running a fever?

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The extent to which an intertidal organism can withstand increased temperature over time is the subject of a recent publication by Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

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Northeastern researchers will investigate the effects of global change on reef ecology as part of Mission 31, documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau’s 31-day underwater expedition off the coast of Florida.

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Environmental and Temporal Scales Affect Biological Predictions

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Climate models can help to predict biological responses to climate change, even when species are accustomed to fluctuating conditions

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Energy budgets: All organisms are not created equal

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Graduate student Allison Matzelle and colleagues look at how some species of the same genus may fare better than others in a changing climate

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Predicting climate change: Testing a model

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Professor Brian Helmuth and colleagues in Italy continue to test models predicting climate change over space and time

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Researchers ready for historic aquatic ‘Mission’

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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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