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Diet effects on growth and survival of deep sea red crab larvae

Summary / Description



The intent of this project is to determine the diet that produces the best growth and survival of deep sea crab larvae.  The species of interest is the Atlantic deep sea red crab (Chaceon quinquedens).  The results of this study will be used to formulate the diet that will be fed to red crab larvae in subsequent environmental effects studies (i.e. Ocean Acidification).

As part of our research team, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Maintain adult red crabs in experimental chambers;
  2. Harvest larvae;
  3. Measure rate of larval production;
  4. Conduct larval feeding;
  5. Maintain feed production systems;
  6. Participate in weekly research team discussions on topics pertinent to research, graduate school, and careers in science.
  7. Support role in ongoing laboratory experiments and analyses

Skills Required

The student must be willing to work in a laboratory setting with live marine organisms. He/she must be detail oriented, organized, and have a history of completing assignments on time. Must be familiar with computer word processing and database management. Must be able to work well both independently and as a member of a group.

Other Information

Internship Location: NOAA Fisheries - Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Highlands, New Jersey

Intern Supervisor: Matthew Poach / Number of slots available: 0

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