Jessica Perelman

By Jessica Perelman, Guest Blogger Exploring the deep ocean is by no means a simple task. It is the great frontier, the endless unknown about which we know so little. Broadly defined as the ocean and seafloor lying below 200 meters, the deep sea is by far the largest biome on Earth covering well over…

Changing Planet

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By Jessica Perelman In the wake of the largest and most widespread coral bleaching events in history, scientists are scrambling to better understand these vibrant, diverse marine ecosystems, and determine how to preserve the wealth of aquatic life they harbor. From what we currently know, corals are easily affected by increasing water temperatures, ocean acidification,…

Changing Planet

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By Jessica Perelman Leonardo da Vinci first observed that ships could be heard at long distances underwater back in the late 1400s, and physicists first measured the speed of sound in water in 1826. But little did these scientists know just how important this energy is to the ocean’s many inhabitants, even if we ourselves…

Wildlife

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By Jessica Perelman Jessica is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in biological sciences. She will attend veterinary school next year and plans to pursue a career in wildlife and conservation veterinary medicine. When I first stepped through the doors at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium ten weeks ago, I…

Wildlife

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By Jessica Perelman It has been five weeks since I began working as a NOAA intern at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium (WHSA), and what an amazing experience it has been! As I expected, this summer is presenting me with every opportunity to learn about animal husbandry, interact with aquarium visitors, and discover all that…

Wildlife

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