Sneak Peak #2: Forams are fantastic! But what if they are made out of plastic?

Welcome to the second addition of our new thread of blog posts! Each week, get a ‚Sneak Peak‘ into our scientific stories our team is now finalizing. We share a little excerpt from one of the stories and chat with the authors about the inspiration and motivation for their story.

This week, we spoke with our team member and scientist Deborah N. Tangunan, about her story ‚Forams are fantastic! But what if they are made out of plastic?‘

 

Debs is also a keen illustrator and created this image for her story @DEBORAH N. TANGUNAN
Debs is also a keen illustrator and created this image for her story @DEBORAH N. TANGUNAN

„In my story, Gigi, an aspiring micropaleontolofish and her equally inquisitive friend Thibault, a spontaneous sea turtle discovered a group of peculiar sea creatures in one of their adventures under the sea. Professor Fina, a teacher in an underwater school for marine animals helped them know what those are and how those creatures possibly got their form. This story tells us of what the future might be for foraminifera, a group of microscopic marine organisms. There will come a time when our oceans will have too much plastic litter that even the smallest of organisms living in them have to use them as shells. “ 

Listen to Debs reading an excerpt from her story (in her mother tongue, Filipino)

Listen to Debs reading an excerpt from her story (English)

Check back with the blog and @OUAT_sci_story on Twitter for our next ‚Sneak Peak‘!

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