Research at ESL
Can Squid Abide Ocean's Lower pH?
To most people, squid are calamari—delicious when fried. But to WHOI researchers Max Kaplan and Aran Mooney, squid are another reason to be concerned about ocean acidification.
Scallops Under Stress
Like other marine species, scallops face multiple climate change-related problems. Summer Student Fellow Cailan Sugano studied how scallops respond to acidification and lack of food—and whether extra food can help them resist damage due to more acidic seawater.
For Sharks, the Nose Knows
WHOI researchers study how sharks use their senses to hunt, recalculate a more precise depth and volume of the ocean, revisit the Titanic wreck site, and help search for undersea wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which crashed off South America.
Scientists Find that Squid Can Detect Sounds
In novel experiments, scientists are investigating a relatively rudimentary sensory organ in squid and what it can tell us about the evolution of hearing in higher animals.
Ocean Acidification: A Risky Shell Game
As the oceans continue to absorb excess carbon dioxide from the air, seawater chemistry will change, possibly hindering the ability of marine life to build their carbonate shells and skeletons. But will corals, clams, snails, or lobsters all be affected in the same way?
Meredith White, Biology
Effects of Ocean Acidification on the larval and juvenile development of the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis and the bay scallop Argopecten irradians
Physical models of integrated waste recycling- marine polyculture systems
Aquaculture Volume 5, Issue 2, March 1975 Authors: John H. Ryther, Joel C. Goldman, Cameron E. Gifford, John E. Huguenin, Asa S. Wing, J.Philip Clarner,Lavergne D. Williams, Brian E. Lapointe
ImagesESL Aquaculture ponds 1973
ESL Aquaculture ponds 1973.
Nat Corwin at the ESL raceways
Nat Corwin tending the ESL raceways in 1978.
LinksEarly Days of ESL
Images from the early days of ESL (1960s - 1980s). Note that you have to login to the WHOI Image Source Archive but login as guest.