Associate Professor


B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1965

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1971

Postdoctoral :

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, 1971-1973


Plant (seaweed) and animal (marine invertebrates) interactions: Feeding preference; metabolism of defensive plant compounds examined at both the light and ultrastructural levels; growth, effective reproduction, population structure and
ultrastructure of seaweed populations. Genera examined to date: Bathophora; Caulerpa; Chondrus; Codium; Crouannia; Sargassum; Strongylocentrotus; and Aplysia

Digestive gland of Aplysia californica fed romaine lettuce


Prince, J. S. and W. G. LeBlanc. 1997. Types of reproductive cells in  gametangia of Codium fragile ssp tomentosoides  (Chlorophyceae) along the northeast coast of  North America.  In: Proc. Sympos. Ecology and Biology of Giant Unicellular  Algae, (Ed. by S. Bonotto & S. Berger)pp.73-84. Mus. reg. Sci.  nat. Torino.

Coelho, L., Prince, J. and Nolen, T.G. 1998. Processing of Defensive  Pigment in Aplysia californica: Acquisition, Modification  and  Mobilization of the Red Algal Pigment, R-Phycoerythrin by the  Digestive Gland. J. Exper. Biol. 201:425-438.

Prince, J., T. G. Nolen, and L. Coelho. 1998. Defensive ink pigment  processing and secretion in Aplysia californica: concentration  and storage of phycoerythrobilin in the ink gland. J. Exp. Biol.  201:1595-1613.

 Codium fragile ssp tomentosoides colonizing the bottom (15 ft. below MLW)
where kelps have been heavily grazed by sea urchins

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