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Making whoopee, coral style

When it comes to making babies, most species pick a strategy and stick with it. Humans, for example, are per­fectly happy with our sexual mode of repro­duc­tion: Half the DNA […]

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Blue is the new green

When I was a kid, back when the hole in the ozone layer was the big topic of envi­ron­mental dis­cus­sion, I was obsessed with saving the rain forests. I’d heard […]

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Onward and downward

Between 1969 and 1972, 12 people (all of them men) walked on the moon, took an after­noon stroll 240,000 miles away. Around this same time, Sylvia Earle, the first chief […]

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Ecosystems serve up a healthy portion of prevention

A few months ago incoming fac­ulty member Brian Hel­muth saw a camel on the side of a river in the East Hammar Marsh in Basra, Iraq. “At first I thought, […]

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Guest Post: The art and craft of science blogging

Today’s post comes all the way from Nahant, where grad­uate stu­dent Daniel Blus­tein is pur­suing adven­tures in both robotics and sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ences Center. He was invited […]

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Climate change and coral reefs

Corals are anal­o­gous to trees in trop­ical rain forests,” said Steve Vollmer, assis­tant pro­fessor at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ences Center. “They pro­vide the essen­tial habitat for the unprece­dented diver­sity of organisms […]