Hagfish slime acts as a selective filter, allowing the passage of nutrients across the skin, but impairing the transport of trace elements that may cause toxicity at relatively elevated levels.
Maximizing energy from tidal energy: University of Washington mechanical engineers are testing generation methods using the flume and PIV at BMSC.
A short documentary (in French) about research and education at BMSC, by Vien Voir Ici TV.
Title: “Group and population dynamics in a social breeder” Dr. Andrew Bateman. Location: RIX Centre.
Physiological mechanisms of Pisaster ochraceus suggest this species is ideally suited for life in the intertidal zone.
Title: “A plague on both your houses: Evolutionary conflicts between the sexes.” Dr. Mikael Mökkönen. Location: RIX Centre.
Title: “Sexual conflict: Arms race or tug-of-war?” Dr. Adam Chippendale. Location: RIX Centre.
Connor and Robles (2015), working on small a spatial scale, show that mussels (Mytilus californicus) from low-shore and high wave exposure habitats grow faster when young and become the largest adults.
Title: “Left-right asymmetry: The interplay between development, genetics and evolution (and other stories)” Location: RIX Centre.