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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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Gut microbes of termites help with more than just digestion

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Associate Professor Rebeca Rosengaus sheds light on the role that gut microbes play in protecting against fungal pathogens in the wood they eat.

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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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A slightly more acidic ocean may help coral species

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Associate Professor Justin Ries has published groundbreaking research suggesting that some corals actually benefit from moderate ocean acidification.

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MSC faculty weighs in on “What Lights Their Fire”

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Professor Mark Patterson recently discussed his career passions at the College of Science’s first-ever “What Lights Their Fire” event.

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Black Sea Bass: Friend or Foe? Crowdfunding to help determine

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An MSC graduate student is crowd-funding support for her dissertation research documenting impacts of black sea bass range expansion into the Gulf of Maine.

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MSC partners with the Nahant Education Foundation and Johnson School

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The MSC is delighted to announce a new partnership between its Outreach Program, the Nahant Education Foundation, and the Johnson School.

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