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The Effects of Ocean Acidification on California Sea Hare

ZlatkinToday’s guest blog entry comes from Rebecca Zlatkin. Rebecca ‘Becky’ Zlatkin was born and raised in Miami, FL and recently graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Biology. Previously a student at Miami Dade College’s Honor College, Becky came to the lab of Martin Grosell at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science through the Bridge to Baccalaureate Program, a collaboration between the University of Miami and Miami Dade College to provide research opportunities to minority students. During her time in Grosell’s lab, she has studied acid-base balance and behavioral disturbances in Aplysia californica as a result of ocean acidification and crude oil exposure. She was scheduled to present a poster on her research in a Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Session at the 2020 Experimental Biology conference last month. She has agreed to share her research with us.

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Categories: Climate Change, Ocean Life, Physiology on the Road

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