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Lobsterwoman-​​turned-​​marine-​​biologist fishes for answers

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Marissa McMahan, a graduate student in the Grabowski Lab at the MSC, recently won a Graduate Women in Science Fellowship to study the ecology of black sea bass in the Gulf of Maine.

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Northeastern seeks federal support for urban coastal sustainability research

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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

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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.

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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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What you may not know about vertical seawalls

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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.

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

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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?

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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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Meet the Mission 31 Aquanauts!

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Mission 31 is underway, and there’s lots of great publicity going out about the event. In addition to mission leader, Fabien Cousteau, there are a number of incredible folks spending time “down under”.

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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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