These researchers are analyzing calcified hard structures in invertebrate larvae called statoliths (similar to otoliths or earbones in fishes) to determine the content of various chemical contaminants. This information can then be compared to known concentrations along the coast to track where the larvae originated. By learning about how animals move from one place to another, we can use the information obtained from this study to help design effective marine reserves.
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Last updated October 19 2011