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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Feb 13th, 2018
Presented by Marc Albert, Natural Resource Partnerships Program Director The Boston Harbor islands are a national treasure with a unique geologic history and biota. Since 1996, the National Parks Service…
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