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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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MSC researcher assesses the impact of fishing gear on essential fish habitats

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The MSC’s Jon Grabowski quantifies the impact of fishing gear on essential fish habitats in order to inform sustainable fisheries management

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Oyster reefs can outpace sea-level rise

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Research by MSC Associate Professor Jon Grabowski suggests that oyster reefs can grow faster than previously thought – and faster than sea levels can rise.

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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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