We’re back and starting off our Black In STEM series strong with my good friend, fellow grad student and kick-ass oceanographer Isaiah Bolden!
Do you need to relax? Try taking some pointers from corals. Isaiah Bolden (graduate student, University of Washington School of Oceanography) studies how corals control the chemistry on coral reefs by collectively “inhaling” and “exhaling” as they photosynthesize and respire. Learn more in today’s comic: reef rhythm
Learn more about Isaiah here, and if you are feeling fancy check out his recent scientific paper.
How are you feeling today? Probably better than these corals. Learn more about coral diseases in today’s comic: sea sickness. Today’s comic is inspired by Dr. Drew Harvell’s (Cornell University) new book Ocean Outbreak about marine diseases hot off the presses!
Still itching for more? Learn more about coral diseases here and check out the book Ocean Outbreak to learn about many types of marine epidemics.
Are you sure you need that DeLorean?
By building their skeletons, coral keep meticulous records of ocean conditions allowing us to travel back in time to reconstruct the oceans of the past. Learn more in today’s comic: tropical time machine.
Check out this video from AMNH to keep time traveling!
Have you been following the E/V Nautilus as they explore the depths of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument? I have and it’s been awesome! This week’s comic is brought to you by some newly discovered super old corals and a love of Star Wars…check out today’s comic: return of the coral.
Check out Nautilus ancient coral footage and live stream to learn more!