Student
Biology
2022

Occidental College Science Scholar McClaran Shirley ’22 studies the effect of ocean acidification on marine gastropods, or sea snails.

Biology major McClaran Shirley ’22 was named a 2021-22 Occidental College Science Scholar and received a scholarship from the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris foundation to continue marine biology research. In this video, she describes her work with Assistant Professor of Biology Amber Stubler on a project entitled “Gastropods Utilizing the Cosman Shell Collection,” a study of ocean acidification on marine gastropods, or sea snails, that she began last year using Oxy’s Cosman Shell Collection, remarkable not only for its size and international scope but for its detailed documentation.