John Barrat

John Barrat, a writer-editor in the Smithsonian’s Office of Public Affairs, is the editor and content manager of Smithsonianscience.org. During more than 20 years at the Smithsonian he has helped publicize the institution's scientific research through numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as Inside Smithsonian Research, the Smithsonian News Service, and Smithsonian Research Reports. John grew up and still lives in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia where his hobbies include beekeeping and soccer chauffeur.

Alaska Vulnerable to Invasive Species from Warmer Waters

Invasive species can have a range of environmental and economic impacts. In this photo, sea squirts foul an oyster cage. Scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's Marine Invasions Lab study the movement...

Surveying Life On Sea Turtles

<p>These baby olive ridleys (<em>Lepidochelys olivacea</em>) will eventually provide a home to crustaceans, mollusks, and other epibionts. That's according to a survey of epibionts living on mature, nesting...