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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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Antarctic co-op: The mission

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Eileen Sheehan blogs about her second co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica under the supervision of William Detrich, a marine biology and biochemistry professor at Northeastern.

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MSC Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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Congratulations to Dan Blustein, a graduate student in the Ayers Lab at the MSC, for winning a Dissertation Completion Fellowship!

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Using synchrony to connect the dots

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Assistant Professor Tarik Gouhier and a colleague have developed a new statistical package, featured in the Journal Methods of Ecology and Evolution.

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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

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Nine miles off the coast of Key Largo, Fla., and 63 feet beneath the waves lies the world’s only under­water research lab: Aquarius. “There’s no place like it on earth,” said Mark Pat­terson.

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