Hi! I’m Annika Gehl, and I’m the featured scientist for this week! I study biology at the University of Minnesota and I study how different pollutants and chemicals in the environment affect Zebrafish growth and development. Every day, we use countless chemicals and products that eventually end up in the environment, typically through runoff and waste water. I want to better understand how these pollutants affect the organisms living in aquatic environments.
Do you want to know what it’s like to conduct research with Zebrafish embryos? Are you wondering why it’s important to know about how human pollution affects certain organismal communities?
Here is another activity to try! A scavenger hunt at home!
Header Photo by Michael Longmire