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Biological Anthropologist. Mom. #SciComm enthusiast. @TEDTalks speaker. March Mammal Madness narrator. I ❤️ animals & pop culture.
Mar 29, 2018 22 tweets 10 min read
NEXT UP: SPOTTED HYENA VS. COYOTE! #2018MMM This battle was a collaborative effort, with valuable input from @TCastanea and @AnneWHilborn. #2018MMM
Mar 27, 2018 16 tweets 7 min read
NEXT UP: 10th seed common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) vs. 2nd seed green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) #2018MMM The clever octopus reached Round 2 by suffocating and enveloping cookie cutter shark. #sneakattack #2018MMM
Mar 15, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
Categorized as 'Least Concern' by @IUCNRedList, the S. American coati ranges broadly in forested habitats throughout....you guessed it: S. America. On the slopes of the Andes it can live at altitudes of up to 2500m (~8000ft), but is more commonly found in lowlands. #2018MMM The coati's great adaptations include the long, flexible nose & strong claws it uses to forage on the forest floor, & the ringed tail it uses for balance when arboreal. The tail = about half its overall length of ~100cm (39.5in, or roughly 3 stoats). #stoatsasmeasurement #2018MMM
Jul 7, 2017 46 tweets 9 min read
And now I present: a thread based on my love of #science, #scicomm, and #animals, and the fact that I'm a huge #nerd:
1/? The other day at the library, I got this book by Ann Tompert for my 2yo (2/?): amazon.com/Just-Little-Bi…