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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.

Posted in Marine and Environmental Sciences

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? And if so, how do they react?

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Knowing more about vertical seawalls

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Nat­ural habi­tats are known to pro­vide a range of “ecosystem ser­vices” that ben­efit not only the marine species that live there, but also their human neigh­bors.

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

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Sara Williams, a research technician in the marine and environmental science lab of Mark Patterson, will lead a study on the gastrovascular system of corals as part of Mission 31.

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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

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To get a better sense of zooplankton’s behav­iors and habits, Dwyer will be spear­heading one of four Northeastern-​​led sci­en­tific projects during Mis­sion 31.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

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“Sponges bring in a lot of energy from their sur­round­ings, yet their growth rate is almost zero,” said Matzelle, a grad­uate stu­dent in the lab of Brian Hel­muth, pro­fessor of marine and envi­ron­mental sci­ence.

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Members of Congress visit Marine Science Center

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“To be here at the Marine Sci­ence Center and look at sus­tain­ability from an urban per­spec­tive is really unique—and so needed,” said Clark.

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Stuck in the middle with oysters and crabs

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Oysters, the Brady Bunch and value meals, oh my! Find out what North­eastern Uni­ver­sity ecol­o­gist David Kimbro has to say about it.

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Better science for better fisheries management

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Marine science researcher Jon Grabowski works across disciplines to come up with the best habitat management strategies for fisheries and the communities that depend on them.

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