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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 ocean smaller than 5 millimeters.
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How to Dissect a Squid, Squish Seaweed, and Find Your Friends like Whales Do

The High School Marine Science Symposium, co-hosted by Northeastern’s Marine Science Center and the National Marine Educators Association, featured workshops and activities led by representatives of 25 ocean-oriented groups around New England.
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The Secret of a Squid’s Ability to Change Colors may lie in an Unexpected Sparkle on its Skin

Leila Deravi has been working to investigate squid camouflage on a molecular level with a large, interdisciplinary team of researchers. Their work on the longfin squid, reveals an entirely new aspect of the squid’s color-changing abilities, bringing researchers one step closer to being able to replicate it.