Today’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.