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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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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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The noisy world of mud crabs

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If fish are vocal crea­tures, can their prey hear them? And if so, how do they react?

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An aquatic adventure resurfaces

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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.

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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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Global ecology as the next grand strategy

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Retired Marine Col. Mark Mykleby said at a campus lecture this week that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsustainability and it will take behavioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

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