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Let's Get Our Hands Dirty This Women's History Month


A view of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as seen from a NOAA research aircraft, June 2010.

Credit: 

David Valentine, University of California Santa Barbara

In the ocean world, there are many women to celebrate during Women’s History Month. Consider Rachel Carson, who started her career as a marine biologist, Sylvia Earle (“Her Deepness”), or our very own Nancy Knowlton, a self-proclaimed #OceanOptimist after years of coral reef doom and gloom.

This March, we are narrowing down the list by interviewing researchers who have gotten their hands dirty—literally. The women scientists featured here are all making history by contributing to the science surrounding the Gulf Oil Spill. Find out how they initially got interested in their research and what they find the most exciting:

We hope you are celebrating the contributions of women to science—past and present—this month!

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