Our new paper on limpets grazing microscopic algae
We recently had a new paper come out in Marine Ecology Progress Series, titled Quantifying the top-down effects of grazers on a rocky shore: selective grazing and the potential for competition (open access link at MEPS) (permanent doi link). This project involved putting a series of round aluminum plates out in the high intertidal zone […]
The effect of water temperature on whelk drilling speed
Last year I published a little paper showing how whelks (Nucella lapillus) drill through mussel shells at different rates depending on water temperature. This involved making hundreds of hours of recordings of whelks slowly scraping their way through the calcium carbonate shell of Mytilus edulis mussels in different water temperatures. The video above includes two […]
A thermocouple datalogger based on the Arduino platform
Building a 8-channel temperature datalogger using Arduino.