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Hawaiian bobtail squid sent to space can offer clues about how to combat stress on Earth

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Margaret McFall-Ngai and Edward Ruby, Squid Vibrio Labs, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Hawaiian bobtail squid

Last summer, scientists sent over 100 Hawaiian bobtail squid up on a rocket ship and into orbit. Why? That was our first question too. The Conversation spoke with lead researcher Jamie Foster, who completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaiʻi, about what became of Hawaiʻi’s littlest astronauts. Foster is now with the University of Florida.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 18, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
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