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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Water withdrawals may lead to decline of Florida oyster fishery

What happens far upstream can affect marine life at the end of the line in unanticipated ways, as evidenced by recent research on a Florida oyster reef.
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Local teens get hands-on learning at marine Science Center

Northeastern’s Marine Science Center kicked off its outreach field season on Tuesday by hosting teenagers from a school in Lynn, Massachusetts, who spent the morning exploring marine life along the…
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Tsunami results in economically threatening shipworms crossing Pacific to US waters

The 2011 tsunami dislodged docks and piers from along the coast of Japan, and a lot of woody debris has floated across the Pacific. Wood-boring shipworms made the journey as…
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