Welcome Sophia Lee!

Earlier this month, we were joined in Melbourne by Sophia Lee: A new Honours student from California. Bristling with potential and enthusiasm, Sophia will conduct research into the significance of rest in fiddler rays. Based (mostly) at the Queenscliff Marine Research Station, she will conduct behavioral assays on captive rays to determine when they are asleep. Notably, there is presently no evidence for a homeostatically regulated sleep state in cartilaginous fishes. Sophia will discover when these elasmobranchs sleep and how that sleep is regulated. Welcome Sophia!