Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Stephanie Bush

Support Scientist
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley 2009 
  • B.S. Illinois Wesleyan University, 2002
Research Interests

Biodiversity of marine invertebrates, particularly deep-sea and open-ocean species; Ecology of pteropods; Behavioral ecology of deep-sea cephalopods


Janssen, A.W., Bush, S.L., & N. Bednaršek. 2019. "The shelled pteropods of the northeast Pacific Ocean (Mollusca: Heterobranchia, Pteropoda)." Zoosymposia: J. H. McLean Memorial Volume 13:305-346.

Netburn, A.N., Kinsey, J.D., Bush, S.L., Djurhuus, A., Fernandez, J., Hoffman, C.L., McVeigh, D., Twing, K.I., & L. Bagge. 2018. "First HOV Alvin study of the pelagic environment at Hydrographer Canyon (NW Atlantic)." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 150 (30-40).

Hoving, H.J.T., Bush, S.L., Haddock, S.H.D. & B.H. Robison. 2017. "Bathyal feasting: spawned squid as a source of organic carbon for deep-sea benthic communities." Proceedings of the Royal Society B:Biological Sciences 284(1869):20172096. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2096

Burridge, A.K., Hörnlein, C. Janssen, A.W., Hughes, M., Bush, S.L., Marlétaz, F., Gasca, R. Pierrot-Bults, A.C., Michel, E., Todd, J.A., Young, J.R., Osborn, K.J., Menken, S.B.J., & K.T.C.A. Peijnenburg. 2017. "Time-calibrated molecular phylogeny of pteropods." PLoS ONE 12(6):e0177325.

Hoving, H.J.T., Zeidberg, L.D., Benfield, M.C., Bush, S.L., Robison, B.H., & M. Vecchione. 2013. "First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveal unique use of tentacles." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280: 20131463

Bush, S. L. 2012. "Economy of arm autotomy in the mesopelagic squid Octopoteuthis deletron" Young 1972. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 458:133-140.

Bush, S. L., Hoving, H. J. T., Huffard, C. L., Robison, B. R., and L. D. Zeidberg. 2012. "Brooding and sperm storage by the deep-sea squid Bathyteuthis berryi (Cephalopoda: Decapodiformes)." Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Available on CJO2012 doi:10.1017/S0025315411002165.

Hoving, H. J. T., Bush, S. L., and B. H Robison. 2012. "A shot in the dark: Same-sex sexual behavior in a deep-sea squid." Biology Letters. 8(2): 287-290.

Sherlock, R. E., Reisenbichler, K. R., Bush, S. L., Osborn, K. J., and B. H. Robison. 2010. "Near-field zooplankton and ice-face biota of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 58: 1457-1468.

Bush, S. L., Robison, B. H., and R. L. Caldwell. 2009. "Behaving in the dark: locomotor, chromatic, postural and bioluminescent behaviors of the deep-sea squid Octopoteuthis deletron" Young 1972. Biol. Bull. 216:7-22.

Bush, S. L. and B. H. Robison. 2007. "Ink utilization by mesopelagic squid." Marine Biology. 152(3):485-494.

LaJeunesse, T. C., Lee, S., Bush, S. L., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. "Persistence of non-Caribbean algal symbionts in Indo-Pacific mushroom corals released to Jamaica 35 years ago." Coral Reefs. 24(1):157-159.

Bush, S. L., Precht, W. L., Woodley, J. D., and J. F. Bruno. 2004. "Indo-Pacific mushroom corals found on Jamaican reefs." Coral Reefs. 23(2):234.