Environmental Physiology

The Effects of Stress on Fish: Environmental Physiology

If you’ve ever had the chance to explore a rocky intertidal ecosystem, you may have noticed quickly that all of the “cool,” colorful critters tend to reside in the deeper pool areas that are underwater, even when the surrounding rocks are exposed to the air. When many people go “tidepooling,” they are usually interested in exploring these pools because there typically resides a greater diversity of species. But have you ever wondered why it is that more species live in those pools than on the bare rocks? Or why some species can survive on the bare rocks while others seemingly cannot?

Sara Boles, MS, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • Aquaculture Cooperative Extension Lab
  • Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute
Bodega Marine Laboratory
Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923

Ernie Chang, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
Bodega Bay
University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, PO Box 247, 2099 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay CA 94923