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William Detrich
Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences

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The secret to better eyesight? Just add oxygen (and millions of years of evolution).

The secret to better eyesight? Just add oxygen (and millions of years of evolution).

A study published by an international collaboration of researchers recently revealed how oxygen helped vertebrates evolve better vision.
When the climate changed, these fish were ready

When the climate changed, these fish were ready

A new study of notothenioids helps inform our understanding of how species diversify in response to environmental change.
Northeastern University professor H. William Detrich demonstrates that you can make a hybrid icefish

Northeastern University professor H. William Detrich demonstrates that you can make a hybrid icefish

Northeastern professor H. William Detrich demonstrated that sperm and eggs from different species of icefish can create viable offspring.
Sequencing the genome of the blackfin icefish might help us better understand anemia, osteoporosis, and other ailments

Sequencing the genome of the blackfin icefish might help us better understand anemia, osteoporosis, and other ailments

Professor H. William Detrich’s work in sequencing the genome of the blackfin icefish could help scientists understand human health issues.
Antarctica is no longer the cool place it used to be for its cold-adapted fish. So what changed?

Antarctica is no longer the cool place it used to be for its cold-adapted fish. So what changed?

Professor William Detrich's latest odyssey is documented in “Expedition Antarctica,” a YouTube series that chronicles his discoveries.
3Qs: Creating the world’s largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

3Qs: Creating the world’s largest marine preserve and what it means for fishing, climate research

Antarctic island named after Northeastern professor

Antarctic island named after Northeastern professor

William Detrich has been making research trips to Antarctica for over 30 years. In recognition of his work, an island was named after him.
How will cold-loving Antarctic fish respond to warming ocean waters?

How will cold-loving Antarctic fish respond to warming ocean waters?

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

First genome of an Antarctic notothenioid fish sequenced

Warming seas may imperil Antarctic fish

Warming seas may imperil Antarctic fish