On Friday morning, a little search party crossed Bluff Point Park in the hazy morning hours. Hannes, Chris (+bear), Jake and our guest, David Conover from Stony Brook University, set out to find eggs of Atlantic silversides in the intertidal zone of Mumford Cove. Dr. Conover explained, how and where to look, while the fog slowly got burned off and a gorgeous spring day began. Later, Dr. Conover gave a Friday seminar at the Marine Sciences Department titled: “Crisis in the Funding of Basic Research in the Ocean Sciences: An Inside Perspective on NSF and the Role of the Community”. Thank you for your visit, David!
Month: May 2015
[Lab News] Spawning season of silversides is here!
On Friday (5/2/2015) afternoon, we went out seining at Mumford Cove and caught the first running-ripe Atlantic silversides (M. menidia) of the 2015 spawning season.
The field and experimental season is now finally here!
Temperature: 12 deg Celsius
Dissolved oxygen: 11 mg L-1
males/ females: ~70/~60