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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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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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Better Science for Better Fisheries Management

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Marine science researcher Jon Grabowski works across and disciplines to come up with the best habitat management strategies for fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

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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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Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

Oysters and “The Brady Bunch”? Assistant Professor David Kimbro and colleagues have us covered

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Chris Baillie: Outstanding Graduate Student for Teaching

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MSC graduate student, Chris Baillie, has been honored as an “Outstanding Graduate Student for Teaching”, and will be recognized at this year’s Honors Convocation in April.

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Where Go the Oysters Go the Parasites

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Ever wonder how a parasite finds its host in the ocean or why some hosts have more parasites than others? According to a recent study, it may be simpler than you think.

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Lobsters hide from cod, not the other way around

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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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Is Hiding from Predators Always Beneficial?

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To run or hide? Research by Professors Geoff Trussell and Jon Grabowski attempts to answer that question across many aquatic habitats

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