Jim Nestler - Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over: Light Detection in Sea Cucumbers
Sea cucumbers (Phylum Echinodermata) are intruiging marine organisms because of their nutrient cycling, their defensive strategy of vomiting their internal organs at predators, and their respiratory habits. Dr. Nestler will share the findings of recent tropical and temperate marine research projects that have examined the ecological importance and behavioral effects of light on sea cucumbers in their natural environment , as well as the molecular basis of their light detection ability.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Jim Nestler, Sea Cucumbers
Southern Adventist University, "Jim Nestler - Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over: Light Detection in Sea Cucumbers" (2009). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 92.