(llustration by Natalie Renier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Lots going on in the lab these days! Cory and I just got back from the 2020 meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. Cory presented a poster describing his work on thermal entrainment of circadian rhythms in Nematostella. The very short version is that he has shown that naturalistic temperature cycles can entrain rhythmic behavior. So far our studies with light and temperature cycles yield consistent results that point toward greater activity during the cool, dark night hours.
For a great description of the work, please see this article by the WHOI communication team.