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Researchers discover new digestive strategy in shipworms

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OGL Director, Dan Distel, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in a wood-boring clam that may be a game-changer for the production of clean biofuels.

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First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

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Pro­fessor H. William Det­rich is part of an inter­na­tional research team that has sequenced the first genome of an Antarctic notothe­nioid fish.

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What lights their fire

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What lights pro­fessor Mark Patterson’s fire is “the fire of life,” a phrase used by Max Kleiber as the title for his 1961 book in which the Swiss sci­en­tist pre­sented fun­da­mental con­cepts for under­standing energy metabolism.

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How does marine life survive climate extremes?

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An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Northeastern University will uses a National Science Foundation grant to examine organisms in the Gulf of Maine.

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Water in the Netherlands–Past, Present, and Future

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Jen­nifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s USCI, reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-​​Netherlands Con­nec­tion Project.

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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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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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Lobsterwoman turned marine biologist fishes for answers

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Northeastern Ph.D. student Marissa McMahan’s family has been fishing the gulf of Maine for more than three generations.

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Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University

At its new home at North­eastern, OGL will be a resource to uncover some of our ocean’s deepest mys­teries and reveal genomic infor­ma­tion that can help cure dis­eases, pro­tect the envi­ron­ment, and improve the sus­tain­ability of global food and energy supplies.

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