Today, we’ll discuss a coastal danger. It kills marine animals, contaminates shellfish, and aggravates asthma. And we’ll find out what two scientists – Barb and Gary Kirkpatrick of the Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida – are doing to help matters.
The Kirkpatricks used to have separate careers, but as Barb said, “…we’ve sorta morphed into working down the hall from each other, which if you would’ve just told me that 15 years ago, I woulda just said, ‘Get outta here.'”
Automated red tide detector shown opened and in cross-section. Credit: Lance Robson.
Barb Kirkpatrick and undergrad Elizabeth Moser demonstrate how to use the spirometer. Credit: Lance Robson.
Gary and Barb Kirkpatrick at the Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida. Credit: Lance Robson.
National Science Education Standards Grade 5 to 8
National Science Education Standards Grade 9 to 12
Ocean Literacy Principles
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