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Some scientists have all the fun

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Mission 31 sported some pretty serious science – but MSC researchers and their colleagues certainly had some fun as they took to the depths in the name of science

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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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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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A simpler way to test for water pollution

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Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez’ water quality samplers are deceptively simple: they’re providing powerful data about the contamination levels of polluted waterways.

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Live from the seafloor, it’s Mission 31!

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Northeastern provost Stephen W. Director, who is also an avid diver and underwater photographer, visited the Mission 31 team at Aquarius Reef Base on Thursday afternoon.

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An interview from 63 feet below the sea

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MSC Aquanaut, Liz Bentley Magee, recently caught up with College of Science blogger, Angela Herring, about her experiences in Mission 31 thus far.

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Take 5: A ‘Nor’Easter’ on Florida’s tropical shores?

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Professors Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson are leading the scientific research during the latter half of Mission 31. Read about their motivation for taking part in this incredible event.

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The noisy world of mud crabs

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If fish are vocal crea­tures, can their prey hear them? Assistant Professor Randall Hughes is one of a number of researchers studying how fear drives predator-​​prey interactions.

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