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Learn how Joleah Lamb is tackling one of Earth’s biggest unsung problems: disease & coral #reefs
NatureNet Fellow Joleah Lamb loves to sail, loves the ocean. So of course she loves to study coral reefs for…wait, why again?
“Disease,” says Lamb with a laugh. “I always loved the ocean, but I also have what might be considered an abiding — but ghoulish — interest in disease. ”
Seem counterintuitive? It won’t when you learn that coral is being decimated by disease worldwide — nasty stuff like white band disease that can kill or cripple corals. Lamb, though, lit up at the prospect of researching this stuff.
“It was like something clicked for me,” says Lamb, a former clinical researcher for pharmaceutical companies who also studied neurobiology as an undergrad at the University of Oregon. “I hate to say it was my lucky day because disease is awful, but I suddenly had everything I loved to study and learn about in one place.” #science