Taylor Harris

Taylor Harris

Sep 23, 2015

Group 6 Copy 71
3
Please wait...

About This Project

Our goal is to measure the effect of coastal light pollution on hatchling loggerhead ability to find the ocean. We hypothesize that there will be a threshold intensity above which hatchlings become disoriented and less efficient at "sea finding".

Artificial light is a pollutant which is increasing in U.S. urban environments at a rate of 6% per year. Determining hatchling response to various light levels will be important to the long term conservation strategies for endangered sea turtle species.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Organofoam: Can we improve biodegradable fungal styrofoam substitutes?

Petroleum-based materials such as Styrofoam, while convenient, seriously threaten our environment, releasing...

S-glutathionylation reactions in mitochondrial function and disease

This project was an invited review that is currently under minor revision at Frontiers Cellular and Developmental...

Making Inexpensive Insulin Using Microalgae

This page serves as an archive of our first proof-of-concept experiments to genetically modify microalgae...

Backer Badge Funded