The Essential Rhythm 12/18/22: How Science Happens

Producer/Host: Sarah O’Malley

This episode describes the scientific process, as executed by a group of first year college students surveying the intertidal zone in Maine. Findings include a generally positive relationship between the distance from the high tide line and biodiversity, as well as an unexpected pattern of periwinkle abundance relative to time of day.

About the host:
Sarah O’Malley is an ecologist, naturalist and science communicator passionate about deepening her listeners’ experiences with the natural world. She teaches biology and sustainability at Maine Maritime Academy and is currently collaborating on a guide book to the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Maine.