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.
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.
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.
“To be here at the Marine Science Center and look at sustainability from an urban perspective is really unique—and so needed,” said Clark.
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.
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.
A documentary film about the work of Assistant Professors Randall Hughes and David Kimbro has been released by a public broadcasting station in Florida.