The Scientist Is In – Episode 2

Dr. Carole Baldwin of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History answers more of the questions submitted to her by DSN staff and readers. She tackles a wide range of subjects ranging from bioluminescence in lanternfish to endemic marine species in the Galapagos and the origin of the remora’s sucker plate. Her demeanor and approach are a lesson in communication for scientists everywhere.

If you missed the series premiere you can find it here. Special thanks to Dr. Baldwin and the producer’s of "Scientist Is In" for inviting Deep Sea News to host their first online episodes of this innovative program. It went quite well from our perspective. Happy New Year everybody! – PJE

Peter Etnoyer (406 Posts)

PhD candidate at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and doctoral fellow Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.





3 comments on “The Scientist Is In – Episode 2
  1. Thanks, Carole, for answering my question! This web thing is awesome, isn’t it?

    About the flashlight fish thing: you say from DNA evidence the symbiotic bacteria are ‘somehow passed down’ …are you sure the DNA you’re isolating is from bacteria or is it possible that there has been lateral transfer of luminescence genes from the bacteria to the fish?

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