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Taylor Heyl

Research Assistant III

Contact Information


Mailing Address
Redfield, Room 2-40
Mailstop #33
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543


M.S. Biology, The College of William & Mary, 2005


B.S. Marine & Freshwater Biology, University of New Hampshire, 2001

Research interests

The ecology and evolutionary biology of deep-sea chemosynthetic organisms, especially in relation to their geochemical environment. Reproductive biology and larval dispersal in deep-sea invertebrates.



Timothy M. Shank, Edward T. Baker, Robert W. Embley, Stephen Hammond, James F. Holden, Scott White, Sharon L. Walker, Miguel Calderón, Santiago Herrera, T. Jennifer Lin, Catriona Munro, Taylor Heyl, Lucy C. Stewart, Mashkoor Malik, Meme Lobecker, and Jeremy Potter GALREX 2011: Exploration of the Deep-Water Galápagos Region. Oceanography.

Mills A., M. Ward, T.P. Heyl & C.L. Van Dover (2007) Parasitism in vesicomyid clams from the Blake Ridge methane hydrate seep.

The Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 1489-1497.


Heyl T.P., S.A. Macko, W. Gilhooly, R. Chambers, & C.L. Van Dover (2005) Characteristics of vesicomyid clams and their environment at the Blake Ridge cold seep. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 339: 169-184.


Powell, ML, T. Heyl, A. Baukus and SA Sower (2001), Gonad development in the North Atlantic hagfish, Myxine glutinosa

American Zoologist, 41 (6):1560-1560.