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Areas of Interest: Estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology; effects of stressors such as contaminants, invasive species and parasiteson development, growth, and behavior of estuarine & marine organisms.
My Story: Weis, Judith Judy examining Sargassum seaweed during graduate school, 1966. Although I grew up in New York City, my parents rented places in the country during the summers. When I was seven, we were at the seashore, and I loved looking at shells and other things on the beach. One day I found a hermit crab crawling around in a whelk shell that was covered with barnacles, seaweed and boat shells; I thought it was a marvelous thing, though my mother and cousin did not share my...