Scott Gallager

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BACKGROUND Chronic alcohol consumption has been demonstrated to be deleterious to bone health. However, binge drinking is the prevalent form of drinking in young people, which was the impetus for the present study to determine the effect of week-end and week-long binge drinking on bone health in a young actively growing animal model. METHODS(More)
As a multi-billion dollar industry, scallop fisheries world-wide rely on maintaining healthy off-shore populations. Recent developments in the collection of optical images from extended areas of the ocean floor has opened the possibility of assessing scallop populations from imagery. The shear volume of data - upwards of 20,000 images per hour - implies(More)
This paper describes a novel application of support vector machines and multiscale texture and color invariants to a problem in biological oceanography: the identification of 6 species of bivalve larvae. Our data consists of polarized color images of scallop and other bivalve larvae (between 2 and 17 days old) collected from the ocean by a shipboard optical(More)
An integrated method for reef benthic habitat assessment to the depth limits of conventional SCUBA is described, in which divers maneuver boards equipped with digital video, temperature, and depth recorders while being towed behind a small boat. The tow path is concurrently recorded by a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver onboard the tow boat, to(More)
Marine invasive species can profoundly alter ecosystem processes by displacing native species and changing community structures. The invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum was first found on the northern edge of Georges Bank in 1998. It can form encrusting colonies on gravel substrates that are also a preferred habitat for a number of other invertebrates. In(More)
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