Project abstract: Behavioral response of O. echinata and O. reticulate to chemical compounds


Jean Tremmel

My experiment was conducted to see
if brittle stars, because they posses chemoreceptor’s would be able
to detect sunscreen SPF 30 in water and remove themselves from the
affected area. I had mixed results with this experiment. There are
a lot of different aspects that come into play and I did a large
amount of research to determine the reason for my results. Sunscreen
has been shown to cause coral bleaching and I thought it would be a
great research project to see if the sunscreen would have an effect
on brittle stars.

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