Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center is part of the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences. Often simply referred to as the MSC, the center is the marine research and educational facility of Northeastern University. Located on the peninsula at historic East Point in Nahant, Massachusetts, the MSC juts into the ocean just five miles north-northeast of the entrance to Boston Harbor.

Offering a pristine New England rocky shore habitat in close proximity to Boston, the MSC is a globally recognized center of marine science research and education.

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This Website is a Science Teacher’s Dream Come True

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center has created a new series of online educational resources for science teachers to use to inside and outside their classrooms.
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A New Method to Forecast Marine Life Vulnerability to Climate Change

Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences Randall Hughes and her lab have a novel approach for determining how marine life populations will react to climate change.
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This Sensor Won’t Save the Whale with 88 Pounds of Plastic in its Stomach. But it Might Help the Rest of Us.

Ethan Edson, a research technician at the Field Robotics Laboratory at Northeastern's Marine Science Center, has been working on an autonomous sensor to study microplastics, pieces of plastic in the…
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