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Biology of vulnerable marine skates

Posted on: 01/10/2018
Research Area(s): Internships / General

Summary / Description

Longnose skates in Gulf of Alaska are a vulnerable species to exploitation owing to their slow growth and low fecundity rates. Efforts to manage this species has been hampered by lack of knowledge about basic biological processes such as growth and reproduction, which are poorly characterized. This study focuses on the analysis of biological data collected over the last ten years including vertebrae for age determination, reproductive structures for maturity status and trawl data for interpretation of spatial and temporal variability. The intern will assist in the interrogation of skate vertebrae by microscopic and spectroscopic age estimation.

Skills Required

Microscopic, laboratory, data manipulation and analysis in excel or other packages.S


Seattle, WA

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Intern Supervisor:
Thomas Helser
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