Publications

Watson, W. H. and G. A. Wyse. l978. The coordination of heart and gill rhythms in Limulus. J. Comp. Physiol. l24:267-275. [pdf]

Watson, W. H. l980. Limulus gill cleaning behavior. J. Comp. Physiol. l4l: 67-75. [pdf]

Watson, W. H. l980. Long-term patterns of gill cleaning, swimming, and ventilation in Limulus. J. Comp. Physiol. l4l:77-85.

Wyse, G. A., D. Sanes, and W. H. Watson. l980. Central neural motor programs underlying short-and long-term patterns of Limulus respiratory activity.J. Comp. Physiol. l4l:86-95.

Benson, J., G. Augustine, and W. H. Watson. l98l. The neuropeptide proctolin acts directly on Limulus cardiac muscle to increase the amplitude of contractions. Brain Research 2l3:449-454. [pdf]

Sasner, J. J., M. Ikawa, T. Foxall, and W. H. Watson. l98l. Studies on Aphantoxin from Aphanizomenon flos-aquae in New Hampshire. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Water Environment: Algal Toxins and Health. p. 389-405. [pdf]

Augustine, G. A., W. H. Watson, R. Fetterer, and E. O'Connor. l982. Amine modulation of the neurogenic Limulus heart. J. Neurobiol. l3:6l-74. [pdf]

O'Connor, E., W. H. Watson, and G. A. Wyse. l982. Identification and localization of catecholamines in the nervous system of Limulus polyphemus. J. Neurobiol. l3:49-60. [pdf]

Watson, W. H. and G. A. Augustine. l982. Peptide and amine modulation of the Limulus heart: A simple neural network and its target tissue.Peptides 3:485-492. [pdf]

Watson, W. H., G. Augustine, J. A. Benson, and R. E. Sullivan. l983. Proctolin and an endogenous proctolin-like peptide enhance the contractility ofLimulus heart. J. Exp. Biol. l03:55-73.

Watson, W. H., J. R. Groome, T. L. O'Donohue, B. M. Chronwall, and J. Bishop. l984. Presence and distribution of immunoreactive and bioactive FMRFamide-like peptides in the nervous system of the horseshoe crab,Limulus polyphemus. Peptides 5:585-592.

O'Donohue, T. L., J. Bishop, B. Chronwall, J. R. Groome, and W. H. Watson, III. l984. Characterization and distribution of FMRFamide immunoreactivity in the rat central nervous system. Peptides 5:563-568. [pdf]

Watson, W. H. and T. Hoshi. l985. Proctolin induces rhythmic contractions and spikes in Limulus heart muscle. Amer. J. Physiol. 249:490-495. [pdf]

Watson, W. H., T. Hoshi, J. Colburne, and G. J. Augustine. l985. Neurohormonal modulation of the Limulus heart: Amine actions on neuromuscular transmission and cardiac muscle. J. Exp. Biol. ll8:7l-84. [pdf]

Royce-Malmgren, C. and W. H. Watson, III. l987. An interactive video/computer tracking system for quantification of locomotor behavior. J. Chem.Ecol. 13: 1029-1044. [pdf]

Royce-Malmgren, C. and W. H. Watson, III. l987. Modification of olfactory-related behavior in juvenile salmon by changes in pH. J. Chem.Ecol. 13: 533-546. [pdf]

Groome, J. R. and W. H. Watson, III. 1987. Mechanism for amine modulation of the neurogenic Limulus heart: Evidence for involvement of cAMP. J. Neurobiol. 18: 417-431. [pdf]

Tillinghast, E.K., R. I. Huxtable, W. H. Watson III., and M.A. Townley. 1987. Evidence for the presence of GABAamide on the web of orb-weaving spiders. J. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B) 88:457-460. [pdf]

Prior, D. J. and W. H. Watson, III. 1988. The molluscan neuropeptide, SCPB, increases the responsiveness of the feeding motor program of Limax maximus. J. Neurobiol. 19:87-105. [pdf]

Freadman, M.A. and W.H. Watson III. 1989. Gills as possible accessory circulatory pumps in Limulus polyphemus. Biol. Bull.177: 386-395. [pdf]

Groome, J.R. and W.H. Watson III. 1989. Second messenger systems underlying amine and peptide actions on cardiac muscle in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. J. Exp. Biol. 145: 419-437. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. and J.R. Groome. 1989. Modulation of the Limulus heart. Amer. Zool. 29: 1287-1304. [pdf]

Groom, J. R., Tillinghast, E. K, Townley, M.A, Vetrovs, A. and W. H. Watson III. 1990 Identification of proctolin in the central nervous system of the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Peptides 11: 205-211. [pdf]

Groome, J.R. and W.H. Watson III. 1990. Involvement of Cyclic AMP in multiple, excitatory actions of biogenic amines on the cardiac ganglion of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus J. Exp. Biol. 152: 313-331. [pdf]

Groome, J.R., M. DeTschaschell, W.H. Watson III. 1992. Peptidergic regulation of the Limulus midgut. J. Comp. Physiol. 170: 631-643.

Watson, W.H. and J. Trimarchi. 1992. A quantitative description of Melibe feeding behavior and its modification by prey density. Marine Behaviour and Physiology 19: 183-194. [pdf]

Trimarchi, J. and W.H. Watson. 1992. The role of the Melibe buccal ganglia in feeding behavior. Marine Behaviour and Physiology 19: 195-209. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III and A.O.D. Willows. 1992. Homologous peptidergic neurons in the buccal ganglia of diverse nudibranch mollusks. J. Neurobiol. 23: 173-186. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III. and C.M. Chester. 1993. The influence of olfactory and tactile stimuli on the feeding behavior of Melibe leonina (Gould, 1852) (Opisthobranchia: Dendronotacea). The Veliger 36(4): 311-316. [pdf]

Jury, S., M.T. Kinnison, W.H. Howell, and W.H. Watson III. 1994b. The effects of reduced salinity on lobster metabolism; implications for estuarine populations. J.Exp. Marine Biol. and Ecol.176: 167-185. [pdf]

Jury, S., M.T. Kinnison, W.H. Howell, and W.H. Watson III. 1994a. The behavior of lobsters in response to reduced salinity. J.Exp. Marine Biol. and Ecol. 180: 23-37. [pdf]

Groome, J.R., M.A. Townley and W.H. Watson III. 1994. Excitatory actions of FMRFamide-related peptides (FaRPs) on the neurogenic Limulus heart. Biol. Bull. 186: 309-318. [pdf]

Jury, S.H., W.H. Howell, and W.H. Watson III. 1995. Lobster movements in response to a hurricane. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 119: 305-310. [pdf]

Crossin, G., S.H. Jury, and W.H. Watson III. (1998) Behavioral thermoregulation in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. J. exp. Biol. 201: 365-74. [pdf]

Howell, W.H., W.H. Watson III., and S.H. Jury. 1999. Skewed sex ratio in an estuarine lobster (Homarus americanus) population. J. of Shellfish Research 18: 193-201.

Watson, W.H. III, A. Vetrovs and W.H. Howell. Lobster movements in an estuary. Marine Biology 134: 65-75 (1999) [pdf]

Jury, S.H. and W.H. Watson III. Thermosensitivity of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Biol. Bull. 199: 267-264 (2000). [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III, J.M. Newcomb and K.A. Lawrence. 2001. Neuroethology of Melibe leonina swimming behavior. Amer. Zool. (In Press).

Jury, S.H., H. Howell, D.F. O'Grady and W.H. Watson III. 2001. Lobster trap video: in situ video surveillance of the behavior of Homarus americanus in and around traps. Mar. Freshwater. Res. 52:1125-32 [pdf]

O'Grady, D.F., S.H. Jury and W.H. Watson III. 2001. Use of a treadmill to study the relationship between walking, ventilation and heart rate in the lobster Homarus americanus. Mar. Freshwater Res. 52: 1387-94.

Dufort, C.G., S. H. Jury, J. M. Newcomb, D. F. O'Grady, III and W. H. Watson, III. 2001. Detection of salinity by the lobster, Homarus americanus. Biol. Bull. 201: 424-34.

W.H. Watson III, K.D. Lawrence and J.M. Newcomb. 2001. Neuroethology of Melibe leonina swimming behavior. American Zoologist 41(4): 1026-1035

Newcomb, J. M and W. H. Watson III. 2001. Identifiable nitrergic neurons in the central nervous system of the Nudibranch Melibe leonina localized with NADPH-diaphorase histochemistry and nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity. J. of Comp. Neurology 437: 70-78 [pdf]

Newcomb, J. M and W. H. Watson III 2001. Modulation of swimming in the gastropod Melibe leonina by nitric oxide. J. of Exp. Biol. 205: 397-403 [pdf]

Watson, W. H. III, J. M. Newcomb and S. Thompson. 2002. Neural correlates of swimming behavior in Melibe leonina. Biol. Bull. 203: 152-160

Little, S. A. and W. H. Watson III. 2003. A comparison of the size at maturity of female American lobsters between an estuarine population and a nearby coastal population. J. Shellfish Res. 22: 857-864 [pdf]

Chabot, C. C., Kent, J. and W. H. Watson III. 2004. Circatidal and circadian rhythms of locomotion in Limulus polyphemus. Biol. Bull 207: 72-75.

Jury, S. H., C. C. Chabot and W. H. Watson III. 2005. Daily and circadian rhythms of locomotor activity in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. JEMBE 47: 606-612.

Thompson, S. and W. H. Watson III. 2005. Central pattern generator for swimming in Melibe J. Exp. Biol. 208:1347-1361 [pdf]

Newcomb, J. M., K. D. Lawrence and W. H. Watson III. 2005. The influence of light on locomotion in the gastropod Melibe leonina. Marine and Freshwater Behav. and Physiol. 37: 253-269. [pdf]

Henninger, H. P. and W. H. Watson III. 2005. Mechanisms underlying the production of carapace vibrations and associated waterborne sounds in the American lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 3421-3429. [pdf]

Little, S. A. and W. H. Watson III. 2005. Differences in the size at maturity of female American lobstesr, Homarus americanus, captured throughout the range of the offshore fishery. J. Crust. Biol. 25(4): 585-592. [pdf]

Golet, W. J., Scopel, D., A.B. Cooper and W. H. Watson III 2006. Daily patterns of locomotion expressed by American lobsters (Homarus americanus) in their natural habitat. J. Crustacean Biol. 26)(4): 610-620. [pdf]

Cowan,D.F., W.H. Watson III, A.R. Solow and A.M. Mountcastle. 2007. Thermal histories of brooding lobsters, Homarus americanus, in the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Biol. 150: 463-470.

Chabot, C.C., S.H. Betournay, N.R. Braley and W.H. Watson III. 2007. Endogenous rhythms of locomotion in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. J. Exp. Marine Biol. and Ecology 345: 79-89. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III, L. Bedford and C.C. Chabot. 2008. Dissociation between circadian rhythms of visual sensitivity and circatidal rhythms of locomotion in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Biol. Bull. 215: 46-56. [pdf]

Chabot, C.C., S. Skinner and W.H. Watson III. 2008. Artificial tides synchronize circatidal rhythms of locomotion in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. Biol. Bull. 215: 34-45. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III, W. Golet and D. Scopel. 2009. Use of ultrasonic telemetry to determine the area of bait influence and trapping area of American lobster, Homarus americanus, traps. New Zealand J. of Marine and Freshwater Biol. 43: 411-418.[pdf]

Scopel, D.A., W.J. Golet and W.H. Watson III. 2009. Home range dynamics of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Marine Freshwater Behavior and Physiol. 42: 63-80. [pdf]

Watson, W.H. III, S.Y. Schaller and C.C. Chabot. 2009. The Relationship Between Small- and Large-scale Movements of Horseshoe Crabs in the Great Bay Estuary and Limulus Behavior in the Laboratory. (book chapter, Biology of Limulus).

Rillahan, C., M. Chambers, W.H. Howell and W.H. Watson III. 2009. A self-contained system for observing and quantifying the behavior of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, in an offshore aquaculture cage. Aquaculture 293: 49-56. [pdf]

Watson WH, Chabot CC, 2010. High resolution tracking of adult horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in a New Hampshire estuary using fixed array ultrasonic telemetry. Curr. Zool. 56(5): 599-610. [pdf]

Chabot CC, Watson WH III, 2010. Circatidal rhythms of locomotion in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus: Underlying mechanisms and cues that influence them. Current Zoology 56(5): 499-517. [pdf]

Schaller, SY, Watson WH, Chabot CC, 2010. Seasonal movements of American horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire (USA). Curr. Zool. 56(5): 587-598. [pdf]

Saunders KM, Brockmann HJ, Watson WH, Jury SH. 2010. Male horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) use multiple sensory cues to locate mates. Curr. Zool. 56(5): 485-498. [pdf]

Rillahan, C., M.D. Chambers, W.H. Howell and W.H. Watson III. 2011. The behavior of cod (Gadus morhua) in an offshore aquaculture net pen. Aquaculture 310: 361-368. [pdf]

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