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

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

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

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

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

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

Most Recent Publications
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 [download 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 [download 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 [download 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. [download pdf]

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 [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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.

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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.[download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download 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. [download pdf]