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Thermal versus predator stress: snails can tell the difference

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Researchers are measuring genetic response to stress in an intertidal snail, and results shed light on the complexity of response to abiotic vs. biotic stressors.

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Seawall alternatives prove to be fish-friendly

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MSC Postdoc Steven Scyphers investigates the ecological value of submerged breakwaters as an alternative to habitat degrading seawalls constructed to prevent erosion of coastal property.

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MSC faculty writes about oysters for “Wired UK”

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Associate Professor Jon Grabowski has written a piece for Wired UK‘s “The World in 2015″ edition about oysters and how they may be able to help curb climate change.

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Adaptability of Antarctic icefish to global warming

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The MSC’s Bill Detrich investigates the impacts of global warming on icefish to determine whether they have the capacity to survive in warmer seas.

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MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

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Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.

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Seaweed may help remove pollutants the natural way

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MSC faculty research highlights how a local seaweed species may be used to absorb toxins such as PCBs from marine sediments.

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Fear reduces energy flow in a rocky intertidal food chain

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Studying the “ecology of fear” highlights how hunger level may change prey response to predation risk, with cascading effects on energy flow up food chains.

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MSC researcher’s paper named Best Paper of the Year by American Fisheries Society

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Steven Scyphers, a postdoctoral researcher at the MSC, has won the Best Paper of the Year award for 2013 from American Fisheries Society.

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Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

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OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.

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First genome of Antarctic Notothenioid fish sequenced

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Professor Bill Detrich is part of an international team that has completed the first genetic sequencing of a uniquely adapted group of Antarctic fishes.

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