Dr. Louise Cameron joins WGBH to talk ocean acidification

By Ashley Echelberger, MSC STEM Outreach Co-op  Recent Marine Science Center alumna Dr. Louise Cameron joined WGBH for an interview with WGBH last week to share insights on how ocean acidification and warming may impact and harm marine life, specifically shellfish and their fisheries. Dr. Cameron defended her dissertation this past Spring, having worked in both the Ries Lab and Grabowski Lab at Northeastern’s Marine … Continue reading Dr. Louise Cameron joins WGBH to talk ocean acidification

Fall 2020 Symposium: MSC undergraduates highlight research successes despite an unusual semester

By Emily Melsky, MSC Outreach Fall 2020 Co-op Despite the fall semester looking considerably different than the norm, science prevailed for four undergraduate co-op students at the Marine Science Center over the past six months. Last week, Olivia Burek, Julia Holtzer, Emily Melsky, and Elena Turner participated in a symposium hosted by the MSC and OGL to share their work.  Julia Holtzer presented first, detailing … Continue reading Fall 2020 Symposium: MSC undergraduates highlight research successes despite an unusual semester

MSC Professor Detrich appointed to assess vision and goals of polar research

Marine and Environmental Sciences Professor H. William Detrich has been appointed to The National Academy of Sciences Polar Research Board Committee on Mid-Term Assessment of NSF Progress on the 2015 Strategic Vision for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research, effective Sept. 2, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. The committee will assess progress in addressing research goals outlined in the 2015 report: 1) The changing Antarctic ice … Continue reading MSC Professor Detrich appointed to assess vision and goals of polar research

Biodiversity Beneath the Waves: NUMSC Science Cafe 12/10 at 7pm

The graduate student community of the Marine Science Center presents the next in their Science Cafe series this Thursday, December 10th, at 7 pm. This month they’ll explore biodiversity and resource dynamics in coastal habitats and communities with a Q&A featuring two active researchers in the field. Event Link Here (MS Teams Webinar) : https://bit.ly/3otfITU Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator with DOI Northeast Climate Adaptation Science … Continue reading Biodiversity Beneath the Waves: NUMSC Science Cafe 12/10 at 7pm

Disasters and How We Respond: NUMSC Science Cafe re-cap

by Emily Melsky Last month, the Marine Science Center played host to its first completely virtual Science Cafe! Although these discussions have traditionally been held in person, meeting virtually via Microsoft Teams posed no obstacle to a myriad of fascinating conversations surrounding this week’s theme of “Disaster.” This overarching theme encompassed the work of several MSC researchers who each had a different take on how … Continue reading Disasters and How We Respond: NUMSC Science Cafe re-cap

Co-ops and Cuttlefish

Marine & Environmental Science Student Gwendolyn McManus is co-author of a new paper in Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology examining behaviors of the Flamboyant Cuttlefish. She chatted with our team recently about the work at Marine Biological Laboratory that led to the publication and her current projects. Check out the full College of Science feature on the web here! Continue reading Co-ops and Cuttlefish

Science Cafes return October 27th!

The Graduate Student community at the Marine Science Center began hosting Science Cafes last year as a way to share research and environmental science topics with other scientists, students, and the public. Science Cafes are returning for Fall 2020 but with a new format: virtual lightning talks and discussion panels. Tune in on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 pm for a virtual panel on environmental … Continue reading Science Cafes return October 27th!

Changes in seagrass phenology across changing depths and in changing seas

This week we’re highlighting recent work by an interdisciplinary team at the Marine Science Center: Three Seas graduates Daniel von Staats and Sophia Madden worked with Dr. Torrance Hanley, and Dr. Randall Hughes to study variations in seagrass flowering at different depths. Their recent paper in Estuaries and Coasts focused in particular on the species Zostera marina; seagrass beds, like most coastal ecosystems, continue to … Continue reading Changes in seagrass phenology across changing depths and in changing seas

Beach Sisters Begin Partnership with Salem Teens for NOAA Marine Debris Program

The Marine Science Center’s Beach Sisters Program is partnering with Salem Sound Coastwatch, which has received one of just 13 national awards from the NOAA Marine Debris Program. Salem Sound Coast Watch will use the $136,846 award over the next two years to continue the their Talking Trash internship program with high school students from Salem Public Schools. The Beach Sisters will collaborate with Salem … Continue reading Beach Sisters Begin Partnership with Salem Teens for NOAA Marine Debris Program

MSC Researchers Explore New Ways to Protect Shorelines

Shoreline armoring, the building of man-made structures in order to prevent shorelines from erosion, has long been used by waterfront residents to protect their homes and communities from the destructive impacts of waves and wind. However, this often results in significant habitat loss for local species. Implementation of living shorelines instead – encouraging natural habitat elements such as marshes, seagrasses, and oyster beds – has … Continue reading MSC Researchers Explore New Ways to Protect Shorelines