Aliza Ray, MS Student

Aliza RayBiological Sciences: Marine Biology - MS

Dr. Elizabeth Fairchild

Ocean acidification and winter flounder

For my master’s thesis I am looking at the effects of ocean acidification on winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus). I will be studying how the morphology of winter flounder inner ear bones, otoliths, change under acidified ocean scenarios. And since the otolith is associated with fish balance and hearing, I also want to understand the behavioral changes that could occur in fish that have grown up in an acidified ocean.