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Three Seas and MS Marine Biology program approved for expansion

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The MSC’s signature Three Seas Program has been approved for expansion, increasing the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate.

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Identifying a vertical zonation “hot spot” for oyster reef restoration

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How do resource managers decide where and how to restore oysters reefs? MSC graduate student Chris Baillie’s research investigates this question.

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Antarctic co-op: Reflection

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Biochemistry major Eileen Sheehan reflects on her co-op at Palmer Station in Antarctica, where she’s conducted scientific research in the field.

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How does marine life survive climate extremes?

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MSC Assistant Professor, Tarik Gouhier, received NSF funding to develop new methods for studying how Gulf of Maine organisms respond to climate extremes.

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A tale of two foundation species

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A recent faculty publication examines the unique roles played by two co-occurring foundation species in mangrove forests, revealing that not all foundation species are created equal.

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3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

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MSC professor Brian Helmuth, has co-authored a paper in Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

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What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

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MSC students Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95% of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.

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Higher temperatures may mean more productive seaweed in some locations

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Does temperature matter to a seaweed? Research by Helmuth Lab graduate student Nicholas Colvard suggests that it does – with tide cycles and climate change as important factors to consider.

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Antarctic co-op: The not so sunny side of things

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A mid-winter night’s tale from Antarctica where co-op Eileen Sheehan is hard at work conducting research with the Detrich Lab

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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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