How can deep-sea coral skeletons tell stories of surface ocean change? | Rising Sea Voices
A discussion with marine biogeochemist Carina Fish.
In this episode, Felicia talks with Carina Fish, a marine biogeochemist and PhD Candidate at UC Davis, and a current NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Fellow. Learn more on the role of deep-sea coral skeletons in our understanding of ocean change past and present. Carina also explains how she found ways to use her knowledge of biogeochemistry to help local communities and advance environmental justice, which she is passionate about. We hope you will enjoy this episode and join us monthly to discover new guests and their work! In the meantime, look below for Carina’s bio and contact information.
Carina Fish is a marine biogeochemist and PhD Candidate at UC Davis in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar. While she is typically based out at the Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute's Bodega Marine Laboratory, she is a current NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Fellow working on the hill in the US senate for 2022. Carina endeavors to address societal needs through her work, as such the research objectives for her doctoral projects were co-generated with NOAA national marine sanctuary staff. One project illuminates the regional manifestation of marine heatwaves and ocean acidification and their impact on important food web species. In addition, she uses chemistry to unlock deep sea coral stories of past oceanographic changes from both the organic and inorganic parts of their skeletons. As a former Ford Foundation fellow, Carina continues to be passionate about democratizing knowledge through science communication and applying an environmental justice framework to marine and coastal issues. When not at sea or in the lab, she can be gardening or hiking with her husky, Cleo.
Website for Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice: https://greenaction.org/.
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This episode was recorded on February 11, 2022.