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3Qs: Why time is now to link science, ocean policy

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Northeastern professor Brian Helmuth has co-authored a paper in the journal Nature Climate Change examining the need to further integrate science into U.S. climate and ocean policy.

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A simpler way to test for water pollution

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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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Hot and bothered: climate change and the ecology of fear

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When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the whole ecosystem.

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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? And if so, how do they react?

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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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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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