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Science AMA Series: We are marine scientists, Ask Us Anything about why communicating about ocean and environmental science is more important than ever!
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Hi Reddit! We are scientists at UC Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory, and Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute interested in a range of processes in the ocean. We are currently exploring new ideas and techniques in communicating the science of the ocean to the greater public. We are interested in talking with you about how exciting ocean science is, your concerns for the ocean, pursuing a career in oceanography, and how we can better communicate the importance of the ocean to our everyday lives. Dr. Kristin Aquilino is the lead scientist for the Endangered White Abalone breeding program, operated by NOAA and UC Davis. A native Iowan, she feels equally at home among cornfields and kelp forests. Her Ph.D. is from UC Davis. Dr. Carlye Peterson is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, interested in how 3D visualization can assist students in understanding powerful scientific concepts in the earth and ocean. Her Ph.D. is from UC Santa Barbara. Aaron Ninokawa is currently a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Group in Ecology at Bodega Marine Laboratory. He is interested in how changing ocean chemistry may alter environments and ecosystems in the ocean. He has traveled around the world to study coral reefs and unique ocean environments. Dr. Tessa Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences & Bodega Marine Laboratory, and an Associate Director of the Coastal & Marine Sciences Institute. She studies ocean climate change and teaches courses on science communication. We will answer questions from 3-4pm EST, and we are looking forward to speaking with you!