This semester I have focused my research on the California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens).
The California market squid (or as you may love it as – calamari!) is found locally in the Monterey Bay. It is fairly abundant and supports one of the largest fisheries in the area. Their eggs can easily be found within a 5 minute boat ride from shore, as my lab mates and I have found. Using lab-built equipment such as tow cams, we have spent many chilly mornings in the boat surveying the sea floor for eggs!
My research focuses on squid egg survival in relationship to water flow. This research is still in the early phase, so stay tuned for updates and pictures!