Fathoming the Science Behind Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning #tbt

As students and faculty embark on another summer of research at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, here’s a throwback to last summer’s whirlwind of research activities: take a voyage through Harpswell Sound with Karl Reinhardt ’15 and Earth and Oceanographic Science Associate Professor Collin Roesler, who spent summer 2013 studying the tiny phytoplanktonic organism that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning.

One year later, a new batch of students is pursuing a variety of summer research projects based at the Coastal Studies Center, including Schuyler Nardelli ’15 and Sasha Kramer ’16, who have taken up the torch in studying aspects of phytoplankton bloom in the Sound. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to learn more about this summer’s activities, while the Marine Laboratory undergoes renovations and the College prepares to significantly expand its unique offerings in Coastal Studies.

thumb:“Investigation of UV Reflectance Patterns off the Scales of Carrasius auratus as an Important Factor for Female Mate Choice,” by Varun Wadia '15 and mentors Richmond Thompson and Madeleine Msall (photo by Catherine Yochum ’15)