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Join Us in New Orleans for the Spring 2020 IAB Meeting!

The SCeMFiS Fall Industry Advisory Board Meeting will be held April 28-29, 2020 in New Orleans. Join us for the biannual SCeMFiS Industry Advisory Board Meeting to discuss potential research related to commercial finfish and shellfish fishing interests. The IAB Meeting will be held at Homewood Suites French Quarter.

Two Prestigious Research Internships to SCeMFiS Students

SCeMFiS is proud to announce that two of our graduate students, Laura Solinger and Kathleen Hemeon, have been awarded non-academic research internships with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The internships, valued at about $45,000 each, will support each student for a 6-month position at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) in Woods Hole, MA. Work includes surfclam and ocean quahog research, two of the most valuable shellfish fisheries in the U.S.

The Growth Record of the Long Lived Clam Arctica islandica

Can We Discern Major Meterological and Environmental Events in the Growth Record of the Long Lived Clam Arctica islandica? Arctica islandica has proven to keep reliable records of daily fluctuations in growing conditions. These records are easiest to see in young specimens since the annuli are separated by the most space.