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    • New species longevity record for the northern quahog (=hard clam), Mercenaria mercenaria 

      Ridgway, Iain D.; Richardson, C. A.; Enos, Edward; Ungvari, Z.; Austad, S. N.; Philipp, E. E. R.; Csiszar, Anna (National Shellfisheries Association, 2011-04)
      Twenty-two large shells (>90 mm shell height) from a sample of live collected hard shell clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, from Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole, Cape Cod, MA, were subjected to sclerochronological analysis. Annually ...
    • Optimization of a GCaMP calcium indicator for neural activity imaging 

      Akerboom, Jasper; Chen, Tsai-Wen; Wardill, Trevor J.; Tian, Lin; Marvin, Jonathan S.; Mutlu, Sevinc; Calderon, Nicole Carreras; Esposti, Federico; Borghuis, Bart G.; Sun, Xiaonan Richard; Gordus, Andrew; Orger, Michael B.; Portugues, Ruben; Engert, Florian; Macklin, John J.; Filosa, Alessandro; Aggarwal, Aman; Kerr, Rex A.; Takagi, Ryousuke; Kracun, Sebastian; Shigetomi, Eiji; Khakh, Baljit S.; Baier, Herwig; Lagnado, Leon; Wang, Samuel S.-H.; Bargmann, Cornelia I.; Kimmel, Bruce E.; Jayaraman, Vivek; Svoboda, Karel; Kim, Douglas S.; Schreiter, Eric R.; Looger, Loren L. (Society for Neuroscience, 2012-10-03)
      Genetically encoded calcium indicators (GECIs) are powerful tools for systems neuroscience. Recent efforts in protein engineering have significantly increased the performance of GECIs. The state-of-the art single-wavelength ...
    • Potential for sound sensitivity in cephalopods 

      Mooney, T. Aran; Hanlon, Roger T.; Madsen, Peter T.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Jakob; Ketten, Darlene R.; Nachtigall, Paul E. (2010-07)
      Hearing is a primary sense in many marine animals and we now have a reasonable understanding of what stimuli generate clear responses, the frequency range of sensitivity, expected threshold values and mecha-nisms of sound ...
    • Primary and secondary defences of squid to cruising and ambush fish predators : variable tactics and their survival value 

      Staudinger, Michelle D.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Juanes, Francis (2010-11-19)
      Longfin squid (Loligo pealeii) were exposed to two predators, bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) and summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus), representing cruising and ambush foraging tactics, respectively. During 35 trials, ...
    • Quantification of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) camouflage : a study of color and luminance using in situ spectrometry 

      Akkaynak, Derya; Allen, Justine J.; Mathger, Lydia M.; Chiao, Chuan-Chin; Hanlon, Roger T. (2012-11-19)
      Cephalopods are renowned for their ability to adaptively camouflage on diverse backgrounds. Sepia officinalis camouflage body patterns have been characterized spectrally in the laboratory but not in the field due to the ...
    • Scientific names of organisms : attribution, rights, and licensing 

      Patterson, David J.; Egloff, Willi; Agosti, Donat; Eades, David; Franz, Nico; Hagedorn, Gregor; Rees, Jonathan A.; Remsen, David P. (BioMed Central, 2014-02-04)
      As biological disciplines extend into the ‘big data’ world, they will need a names-based infrastructure to index and interconnect distributed data. The infrastructure must have access to all names of all organisms if it ...
    • Tactical release of a sexually-selected pheromone in a swordtail fish 

      Rosenthal, Gil G.; Fitzsimmons, Jessica N.; Woods, Kristina U.; Gerlach, Gabriele; Fisher, Heidi S. (Public Library of Science, 2011-02-09)
      Chemical communication plays a critical role in sexual selection and speciation in fishes; however, it is generally assumed that most fish pheromones are passively released since most fishes lack specialized scent glands ...
    • Temporal variation in the symbiosis and growth of the temperate scleractinian coral Astrangia poculata 

      Dimond, Jay; Carrington, Emily (Inter-Research, 2007-10-25)
      Seasonal variation in the algal symbiosis and growth of Astrangia poculata, a facultatively symbiotic temperate scleractinian, was explored in Rhode Island, USA. Coral pigmentation and growth were measured simultaneously ...
    • To be seen or to hide : visual characteristics of body patterns for camouflage and communication in the Australian giant cuttlefish Sepia apama 

      Zylinski, S.; How, M. J.; Osorio, D.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Marshall, N. J. (University of Chicago, 2011-04-06)
      It might seem obvious that a camouflaged animal must generally match its background whereas to be conspicuous an organism must differ from the background. However, the image parameters (or statistics) that evaluate the ...
    • An unexpected diversity of photoreceptor classes in the longfin squid, Doryteuthis pealeii 

      Kingston, Alexandra C. N.; Wardill, Trevor J.; Hanlon, Roger T.; Cronin, Thomas W. (Public Library of Science, 2015-09-09)
      Cephalopods are famous for their ability to change color and pattern rapidly for signaling and camouflage. They have keen eyes and remarkable vision, made possible by photoreceptors in their retinas. External to the eyes, ...
    • The use and limits of scientific names in biological informatics 

      Remsen, David P. (Pensoft Publishers, 2016-01-07)
      Scientific names serve to label biodiversity information: information related to species. Names, and their underlying taxonomic definitions, however, are unstable and ambiguous. This negatively impacts the utility of names ...