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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department of Invertebrate Zoology

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Gastropoda, Clione limacina (Phipps, 1774) from the North Western Atlantic Ocean.

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Stephanie BushPostdoctoral Fellow

  • Phone: 202-633-1774
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
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  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163

    Responsibilities: Postdoctoral Fellow

    Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2009
    B.S. Illinois Wesleyan University, 2002

    Research Interests: Evolution and ecology of marine invertebrates

    Selected Publications:
    Bush, S. L. 2012. Economy of arm autotomy in the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron Young 1972. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 458:133-140.

    Bush, S. L., Hoving, H. J. T., Huffard, C. L., Robison, B. R., and L. D. Zeidberg. 2012. Brooding and sperm storage by the deep-sea squid Bathyteuthis berryi (Cephalopoda: Decapodiformes). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Available on CJO2012 doi:10.1017/S0025315411002165.

    Hoving, H. J. T., Bush, S. L., and B. H Robison. 2012. A shot in the dark: Same-sex sexual behavior in a deep-sea squid. Biology Letters. 8(2): 287-290.

    Sherlock, R. E., Reisenbichler, K. R., Bush, S. L., Osborn, K. J., and B. H. Robison. 2010. Near-field zooplankton and ice-face biota of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 58: 1457-1468.

    Bush, S. L., Robison, B. H., and R. L. Caldwell. 2009. Behaving in the dark: locomotor, chromatic, postural and bioluminescent behaviors of the deep-sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron Young 1972. Biol. Bull. 216:7-22.

    Bush, S. L. and B. H. Robison. 2007. Ink utilization by mesopelagic squid. Marine Biology. 152(3):485-494.

    LaJeunesse, T. C., Lee, S., Bush, S. L., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. Persistence of non-Caribbean algal symbionts in Indo-Pacific mushroom corals released to Jamaica 35 years ago. Coral Reefs. 24(1):157-159.

    Bush, S. L., Precht, W. L., Woodley, J. D., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. Indo-Pacific mushroom corals found on Jamaican reefs. Coral Reefs. 23(2):234.

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