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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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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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Two from the MSC win NSF Graduate Student Fellowships

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MSC doctoral students Allison Matzelle and Tanya Rogers have been named 2014 graduate research fellows by the National Science Foundation.

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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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Nitrogen Availability Limits Phosphorous Uptake in Fucus vesiculosus

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Just as humans need certain nutrients to be able to absorb other nutrients, the same appears to be true for a common local seaweed

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Life lessons from counting phytoplankton

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Samantha Wessel is on co-op at the Marine Science Center, and getting her hands wet in a number of areas, including the Patterson lab.

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Marine researcher sticks to her roots

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Jennifer Elliott, a doctoral candidate at the Marine Science Center, is pursuing research on the coral reefs in her homeland of Mauritius.

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Ocean Genome Legacy and MSC hit the press

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As featured in today’s Boston Globe, there are many mutual benefits to the Ocean Genome Legacy’s move to the Marine Science Center.

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