Student-researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center turned to crowdfunding to support their work in Panama examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95 percent of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.
Northeastern Ph.D. student Marissa McMahan’s family has been fishing the gulf of Maine for more than three generations.
Loretta Fernandez’ water quality samplers are deceptively simple: they’re providing powerful data about the contamination levels of polluted waterways.
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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When animals must balance the fear of being eaten with their own need to feed, their decisions affect the whole ecosystem.
If fish are vocal creatures, can their prey hear them? And if so, how do they react?
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.
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.
“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.