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Please help us welcome our 2020 #intern class! Some of the class is virtual, focusing on coding and data analysis, while a few of our interns will be able to do limited socially distant #fieldwork.
First up is Rémy Barbiéro! Rémy is a rising senior at @Occidental, and will be working on the #ZombieCrabs Project. Rémy will help create a #CitizenScience project on @the_zooniverse to count parasitized crabs from Chesapeake Bay. Welcome! Intern Rémy Barbiéro in the...
Time to meet another of our amazing summer #interns

Welcome Tyler Kempton! Tyler is a local high school student who is working on using #R to prepare an analyze data from our #InvaderID project. He works with the @SmithsonianEnv Citizen Science department. Tyler stands on a rock by t...
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After some reorganization we're back to somewhat regular programming! Raise your hand if you're looking for some #DistanceLearning & #SchoolsOutScience about #ocean, #stem, #STEMeducation?

Today we're promoting some cool accounts to watch in prep of a big announcement tomorrow!
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To wrap up National Invasive Species Week – let's explore one of our favorite invaders: Loxothylacus panopaei, the body-snatching parasite. #NISAW #ZombieCrabs (1/6) Image
The parasite, which is technically a barnacle, takes over a crab and turns it into a #ZombieCrab. Loxo infects and assumes control over a host crab, controlling major functions such as molting and reproduction as well as compromising the crab’s immune system. (2/6) Image
Loxo can take over at least 9 different kinds of crabs – including the white-fingered mud crabs in the Chesapeake Bay! #NISAW #ZombieCrabs (3/6) Image
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