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Multi-hyphenate #LatinainSTEM 🇵🇷🇲🇽 (she/her) | wildlife educator & marine scientist 🦈 #sharks #scicomm | writer: @forbesscience #WildSurvival @Scholastic
Apr 4, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
I work with big predators. I give them their space, I respect them, and I always keep in mind that they have the ability to kill me. As someone who studies predator behaviour, I’m glad I had to knowledge of what to do when a crocodile bit into my calf last night and dragged me. What I did that possibly saved my leg: stayed calm. I tried not to move my leg as it dragged me so it wouldn’t clamp down harder. Crocodiles have an insanely impressive bite force and you guys have seen me: I’m tiny. It could easily break bone or take my leg off.
Dec 21, 2017 93 tweets 44 min read
Good morning Twitter! I move to Australia today! 1 like/retweet of this tweet = 1 thing you (maybe) didn't know about Australian #sharks. Alright, let's get this party started: First, numbers aren't 100% accurate but anywhere from 170-190 species of #sharks call Australian waters home. That's a lot, seeing as how there are roughly 500-ish species.