NOAA NERRS Science Collaborative Project

The Miller Lab has recently begun a project funded by NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative, administered through the University of Michigan. This project aims to create a low-cost, open source hardware system for monitoring bivalve (oyster and mussel) behavior and physiology. We will be collaborating with local stakeholders, including the Tijuana River NERR site to develop and deploy these sensors, and work towards integrating them with other monitoring projects. More information on the project can be found on the page linked above.

Oyster biosensor project featured on KPBS

Gabriella Kalbach being interviewed while she mounts shell gape sensors on oysters.

Oysters To Serve As Biological Sensors In San Diego Estuaries Рweb version and radio story audio

Luke Miller and masters student Gabriella Kalbach were featured in a radio spot describing our collaborative project with Dr. Sarah Giddings at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography to measure oyster responses to hypoxia (low oxygen) events in local San Diego Lagoons.

Deploying oyster biosensors in Los Penasquitos Lagoon. The datalogger is housed in the watertight box mounted to the body board. 2019-11-25