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MSC faculty member receives prestigious German fellowship

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Associate Professor Justin Ries has been awarded a 10-month fellowship-in-residence to research the impacts of ocean acidification on marine shell-builders.

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Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

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OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.

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First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

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Pro­fessor H. William Det­rich is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish.

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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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What’s wiping out the Caribbean corals?

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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.

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Some scientists have all the fun

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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.

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Lobsterwoman turned marine biologist fishes for answers

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Northeastern Ph.D. student Marissa McMahan’s family has been fishing the gulf of Maine for more than three generations.

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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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