Gastropod wax replicas can be used to quantify the frequency and type of attacks by crab predators, which likely play a vital role in structuring gastropod populations.
QTL mapping of sex ratio phenotype revealed six independently segregating quantitative trait loci on five separate chromosomes, explaining 19% of the variation in sex ratios in Tigriopus californicus.
Dr. Warren Gallin (U of Alberta) was at BMSC recently working on Polyorchis penicillatus, a frequently observed jelly fish species in Barkley Sound. He is characterizing the structure and function of their nervous system.
The Baum Lab were at BMSC earlier this month for a retreat, to bond as a lab and discuss their goals for the upcoming year.
Title: “The role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms”. Dr. Max Bothwell . Location: RIX A.
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.