Amazing day a the LI Aquarium with Nils and PhD Student Ian Dwyer.
Nils and Ian connected sensors to a fiddler crab and a blue mussel so visitors can observed animal heartbeats directly on a screen like doctors will do! Isn’t it fascinating?!
Norah helped the little ones coloring shellfish and took some funny pictures.
May 18, 2019 – A heart-to-heart with clams and crabs
Nils Volkenborn, Stony Brook University. Meet with local scientist from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at StonyBrook and watch the heartbeat of hard-shelled animals in real-time and learn why and how scientists use heartbeat rate measurements to study their life in the coastal ocean. Do not miss the great show.
Infrared and Hall Effect sensors glued on the shell of a scallop for simultaneous measurements of heartbeat rates and valve gaping. (Photo credit: Nils Volkenborn, visit Nils website for more information https://you.stonybrook.edu/voll/environmental-variability-and-faunal-repsonses/