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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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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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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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Wherefore art thou, dear zooplankton?

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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.

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Researchers soak up data from Mission 31

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“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.

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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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Mission 31 to splash down on June 1

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Nine miles off the coast of Key Largo, Fla., and 63 feet beneath the waves lies the world’s only under­water research lab: Aquarius. “There’s no place like it on earth,” said Mark Pat­terson.

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The oyster doctors hit the silver screen

Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas films assistant professor Randall Hughes doing research in the salt marshes of Apalachicola Bay in Florida. Photo by Rebecca Wilkerson.

A documentary film about the work of Assistant Professors Randall Hughes and David Kimbro has been released by a public broadcasting station in Florida.

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