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  • Acoustic detection and quantification of benthic egg beds of the squid Loligo opalescens in Monterey Bay, California 

    Foote, Kenneth G.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Iampietro, Pat J.; Kvitek, Rikk G. (Acoustical Society of America, 2006-02)
    The squid Loligo opalescens is a key species in the nearshore pelagic community of California, supporting the most valuable state marine fishery, yet the stock biomass is unknown. In southern Monterey Bay, extensive beds ...
  • Adaptable night camouflage by cuttlefish 

    Hanlon, Roger T.; Naud, Marie-Jose; Forsythe, John W.; Hall, Karina; Watson, Anya C.; McKechnie, Joy (University of Chicago Press, 2007-02-12)
    Cephalopods are well known for their diverse, quick‐changing camouflage in a wide range of shallow habitats worldwide. However, there is no documentation that cephalopods use their diverse camouflage repertoire at night. ...
  • The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio 

    Spence, Rowena; Gerlach, Gabriele; Lawrence, Christian; Smith, Carl (2007-03-07)
    The zebrafish is an important model organism in developmental genetics, neurophysiology and biomedicine, but little is known about its natural ecology and behaviour. It is a small, shoaling cyprinid, native to the flood-plains ...
  • Biological versus electronic adaptive coloration : how can one inform the other? 

    Kreit, Eric; Mathger, Lydia M.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Dennis, Patrick B.; Naik, Rajesh R.; Forsythe, Eric; Heikenfeld, Jason (2011-11)
    Adaptive reflective surfaces have been a challenge for both electronic paper (e-Paper) and biological organisms. Multiple colours, contrast, polarization, reflectance, diffusivity and texture must all be controlled ...
  • Bryostatin enhancement of memory in Hermissenda 

    Kuzirian, Alan M.; Epstein, H. T.; Gagliardi, C. J.; Nelson, T. J.; Sakakibara, M.; Taylor, C.; Scioletti, A. B.; Alkon, D. L. (Marine Biological Laboratory, 2006-06)
    Bryostatin, a potent agonist of protein kinase C (PKC), when administered to Hermissenda was found to affect acquisition of an associative learning paradigm. Low bryostatin concentrations (0.1 to 0.5 ng/ml) enhanced memory ...
  • Cephalopod genomics : a plan of strategies and organization 

    Albertin, Caroline B.; Bonnaud, Laure; Brown, C. Titus; Crookes-Goodson, Wendy J.; da Fonseca, Rute R.; Di Cristo, Carlo; Dilkes, Brian P.; Edsinger-Gonzales, Eric; Freeman, Robert J.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Koenig, Kristen M.; Lindgren, Annie R.; Martindale, Mark Q.; Minx, Patrick; Moroz, Leonid L.; Nodl, Marie-Therese; Nyholm, Spencer V.; Ogura, Atsushi; Pungor, Judit R.; Rosenthal, Joshua J. C.; Schwarz, Erich M.; Shigeno, Shuichi; Strugnell, Jan M.; Wollesen, Tim; Zhang, Guojie; Ragsdale, Clifton W. (Genomic Standards Consortium, 2012-09-26)
    The Cephalopod Sequencing Consortium (CephSeq Consortium) was established at a NESCent Catalysis Group Meeting, “Paths to Cephalopod Genomics- Strategies, Choices, Organization,” held in Durham, North Carolina, USA on May ...
  • Changes in reflectin protein phosphorylation are associated with dynamic iridescence in squid 

    Izumi, Michi; Sweeney, Alison M.; DeMartini, Daniel; Weaver, James C.; Powers, Meghan L.; Tao, Andrea; Silvas, Tania V.; Kramer, Ryan M.; Crookes-Goodson, Wendy J.; Mathger, Lydia M.; Naik, Rajesh R.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Morse, Daniel E. (2009-07-18)
    Many cephalopods exhibit remarkable dermal iridescence, a component of their complex, dynamic camouflage and communication. In the species Euprymna scolopes, the light-organ iridescence is static and is due to reflectin ...
  • Characterization of EST derived SSRs from the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians 

    Roberts, Steven B.; Romano, Christina; Gerlach, Gabriele (2005-03-03)
    Interest in bay scallop conservation has resulted in organized stock enhancement efforts and increased attention to fisheries management issues. Genetic markers can facilitate the monitoring of enhancement efforts, ...
  • Clicking for calamari : toothed whales can echolocate squid Loligo pealeii 

    Madsen, Peter T.; Wilson, M.; Johnson, Mark P.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Bocconcelli, Alessandro; Aguilar De Soto, Natacha; Tyack, Peter L. (Inter-Research, 2007-11-27)
    Squid play an important role in biomass turnover in marine ecosystems and constitute a food source for ~90% of all echolocating toothed whale species. Nonetheless, it has been hypothesized that the soft bodies of squid ...
  • Creation of the Marine Resource Center at MBL 

    Halvorson, Harlyn O. (2007-09)
    The creation of the Station Biologique de Roscoff In France in 1859 heralded a century of study of marine animals. In the US, Congress created the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries in 1871 to investigate declining fish ...
  • Culture-dependent characterization of the microbial community associated with epizootic shell disease lesions in American lobster, Homarus americanus 

    Chistoserdov, Andrei Y.; Smolowitz, Roxanna M.; Mirasol, Feliza; Hsu, Andrea (National Shellfisheries Association, 2005-10-01)
    Epizootic shell disease in the American lobster is an important factor affecting lobster fisheries in and around the Long Island Sound. It is a strictly dermal disease, because no correlation was observed between occurrence ...
  • Development and validation of a real-time quantitative PCR assay for the detection and quantification of Perkinsus marinus in the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica 

    De Faveri, Jacquelin; Smolowitz, Roxanna M.; Roberts, Steven B. (National Shellfisheries Association, 2009-08)
    Perkinus marinus causes a devastating disease, known as Dermo, in the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Routine detection of the disease is traditionally accomplished by the use of the Ray/Makin assay, using Fluid ...
  • Development of a real time quantitative PCR assay for the hard clam pathogen Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) 

    Lyons, M. Maille; Smolowitz, Roxanna M.; Dungan, Christopher F.; Roberts, Steven B. (Inter-Research, 2006-09-14)
    Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is a thraustochytrid pathogen responsible for catastrophic mortalities of the northern quahog (hard clam) Mercenaria mercenaria. A real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay ...
  • Development of molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison 

    Halvorson, Harlyn O. (2007-05)
    Dramatic changes in the foundation of academic departments in our Universities are uncommon. With the demonstration that DNA was the cellular source of genetic information, and that this information could be regulated, the ...
  • DGGE-based detection method for Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) 

    Gast, Rebecca J.; Cushman, E.; Moran, Dawn M.; Uhlinger, Kevin R.; Leavitt, Dale F.; Smolowitz, Roxanna M. (Inter-Research, 2006-06-12)
    Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is a significant cause of hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria mortality along the northeast coast of the United States. It infects both wild and cultured clams, often annually in plots that are ...
  • Disruptive body patterning of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) requires visual information regarding edges and contrast of objects in natural substrate backgrounds 

    Chiao, Chuan-Chin; Kelman, Emma J.; Hanlon, Roger T. (Marine Biological Laboratory, 2005-02)
    Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758) on mixed light and dark gravel show disruptive body patterns for camouflage. This response is evoked when the size of the gravel is equivalent to the area of the "White square," ...
  • Dynamic displacement of normal and detached semicircular canal cupula 

    Rabbitt, Richard D.; Breneman, Kathryn D.; King, Curtis; Yamauchi, Angela M.; Boyle, Richard; Highstein, Stephen M. (Springer, 2009-06-10)
    The dynamic displacement of the semicircular canal cupula and modulation of afferent nerve discharge were measured simultaneously in response to physiological stimuli in vivo. The adaptation time constant(s) of normal ...
  • Environmental distribution and persistence of Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) 

    Gast, Rebecca J.; Moran, Dawn M.; Audemard, Corinne; Lyons, M. Maille; De Favari, Jacquelin; Reece, Kimberly S.; Leavitt, Dale F.; Smolowitz, Roxanna M. (Inter-Research, 2008-09-24)
    Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is the cause of mass mortality events of hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria from Virginia, USA, to New Brunswick, Canada. Aquaculture areas in Massachusetts, USA, have been particularly hard ...
  • Epizootiology of Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) disease in northern quahogs (=hard clams) Mercenaria mercenaria 

    Lyons, M. Maille; Smolowitz, Roxanna M.; Gomez-Chiarri, Marta; Ward, J. Evan (National Shellfisheries Association, 2007-08)
    The economically important marine bivalve mollusc, Mercenaria mercenaria, (commonly called a northern quahog or hard clam), has endured considerable mortalities caused by a thraustochytrid pathogen called Quahog Parasite ...
  • Evidence for biased use of sperm sources in wild female giant cuttlefish (Sepia apama) 

    Naud, Marie-Jose; Shaw, Paul W.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Havenhand, Jon N. (Royal Society, 2005-05-22)
    In species where females store sperm from their mates prior to fertilization, sperm competition is particularly probable. Female Sepia apama are polyandrous and have access to sperm from packages (spermatangia) deposited ...