shark tooth

The shark ate my homework

Assistant Professor David Kimbro was perplexed when he found some of his experimental cages missing or damaged in Apalachiolca Bay. Whodunit?


The American lobster and the big, bad Atlantic cod

Research in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Scientists by PhD student Marissa McMahan – along with her advisor, Associate Professor Jon Grabowski, and other colleagues – uses technology to examine the significant impact that Atlantic cod have on lobster movement.

sea cucumber

Reproduction in the sea cucumber, Rhabdomolgus ruber

Collaborative research on sea cucumber reproduction by the MSC’s founding Director, Nathan “Doc” Riser has been published posthumously.

rocky shore

Grazers have significant impact on community life on the rocky shore

In recently published research related to the impacts that movement of water and the behavior of various consumers have on rocky intertidal algal communities, the MSC Director, Geoff Trussell, and colleagues shed some light on just who is really regulating community recovery…and it’s the grazers, not the predators, that seem to have the greatest impact.


An unlikely suspect – carbon fleeing the marsh

You just never know what might happen when stuff washes ashore! Professors Kimbro and Hughes’ research on the importance of salt marshes as “carbon sinks” investigates how marsh disturbance by seagrass wrack can release carbon into the atmosphere. The PLOS ONE piece has been featured in an NU InSolution blog post.

Marine Science Center

MSC to host Ocean Genome Legacy

The Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL), New England Biolabs Inc., and Northeastern University have reached an agreement that will bring a collection of tissue and DNA from the world’s most rare, strange, and remarkable ocean creatures to the Marine Science Center.

Carole McCauley

NU’s commitment to marine education in New England

The New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative (NEOSEC), a network that includes 55 member institiutions from around New England, has spawned numerous regional marine education projects in which the NUMSC has been an active participant. The MSC’s outreach coordinator, Carole McCauley, is now taking a turn at the helm of this group.


Professor Gwil Jones retires after 37 years of dedicated service

After 37 years, 40,000 specimens, and 150 gallons of owl pellets, Professor Gwil Jones, also the Director for the NU Center for Vertebrate Studies, is looking forward to continuing to feed his passions for birding and family.


MES faculty serve as science advisors for Cousteau’s “Mission 31″

Professors Mark Patterson and Brian Helmuth are working with Fabian Cousteau to develop the research workplan for the “Mission 31″ event. This saturation experience, aboard Florida International University’s Aquarius underwater facility, will supersede Aquarius’ 30-day record set by Fabian’s grandfather, the legendary Jacques Cousteau 50 years ago.


Prof. Don Cheney Retires, Leaves A Legacy & Support

After 33 years at Northeastern University, Dr. Donald Cheney is retiring, leaving behind countless grateful students and a long list of accomplishments in biology and marine science.

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