A collage of bio photos of all 69 Knauss Fellows for the 2019 cohort
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Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, Cape Cod native will spend a year in D.C. as a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Cape Cod native Brianna Shaughnessy (UMass Boston) is among the 69 finalists in the 2020 class of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, the PhD candidate in Environmental Biology stood out as a strong…
Colorfully abstract painting by Nedret Andre inspired by eel grass
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Coastal Ecologist Julie Simpson gives a talk on eelgrass to kick off the Copley Square Hotel Art Square Gallery’s first exhibit, Ocean Life

MIT Sea Grant Coastal Ecologist Julie Simpson gave a talk to kick off the Copley Square Hotel Art Square Gallery’s first exhibit, Ocean Life. Artist Nedret Andre’s seagrass-inspired art opening was held on July 18 5-7pm. Ocean Life is…
Keith Ellenbogen and Rep. Joe Kennedy in his office in Capitol Hill.
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Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium Open for Registration, Abstracts, and New Sponsors

Registration is open for the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium Nov 4-8 in Portland, Maine. Join MIT Sea Grant's Carolina Bastidas, Judith Pederson, and over 30 organizations contributing to the development of a collaborative 30-year…
A student holds a crab and laughs while showing a second girl during the High School Marine Science Symposium at Northeastern University
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High School Marine Science Symposium (HSMSS) at Northeastern University

MIT Sea Grant Research Scientist Carolina Bastidas and Coastal Ecologist Juliet Simpson developed and led a hands-on activity in ocean acidification at the High School Marine Science Symposium (HSMSS) at Northeastern University. Seawater is…
Keith Ellenbogen pulls a plankton tow in from the ocean onto the Boston whale watch boat
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Science in Action - Plankton tows during whalewatch cruises in Stellwagen Bank

MIT Sea Grant led a team of scientist conducting plankton tows during whalewatch cruises in Stellwagen Bank, collecting valuable data for oceanographic researchers and providing science education experiences for the general public. Each whale…
Madeleine Hall-Arber on a fishing vessel as a graduate student
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MIT Sea Grant helps integrate New Bedford’s fishing heritage with the surrounding community

MIT Sea Grant helped launch the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center by securing grant funding and designing exhibits to connect the local community in New Bedford with their thriving commercial fishing port. Commercial fishing is a significant…
A Coast Guard boat
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MIT Sea Grant fisheries emergency manual expanded to include fishing communities in Maine and New Hampshire

MIT Sea Grant adapted information from community leader interviews, based on a step-by-step manual designed to help fishing communities in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to help them prepare for and respond to crises. Fishing is one…
Two hands tying knots in fishing line
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MIT Sea Grant Coastal Program increases literacy and workforce development in fisheries and coastal resources

The MIT Sea Grant Coastal Resources Program trained and educated nine interns and 1,655 students, teachers, citizen scientists, volunteers, and public groups in fisheries management, coastal ecology, and ecosystem services. MIT Sea Grant…