These folks aren’t here for the perks–although there are many–of a life on the sea. They’re here because they love the data and what it could mean for the world, just as much as they love collecting it.
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.
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.
If fish are vocal creatures, can their prey hear them? And if so, how do they react?
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.
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.