To kick off our new “Women of Discovery” series, we had the pleasure to interview Dr. Claire Max, Director of the University of California Observatories and professor at the University of California Santa Cruz in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Department. Her contributions in Adaptive Optics technology, including the development of the lazar guide star, have revolutionized observing from ground based telescopes. Thank you so much Dr. Claire Max! Tune in to our YouTube channel on Thursday, Jan. 24, for the full video! Link in bio! #womenofdiscovery#womenofscience
Every year many people visit the Philippines with the intention of interacting with whale sharks. Oslob is one of the most famous places to do that, but what most people don’t know is that in this area the centers are feeding the sharks and allow tourists to touch them. This behavior changes their migration patterns to other feeding sites and hatcheries, which reduces their chances of mating and reproduction. Encouraging whale sharks to interact with boats and hundreds of people everyday increases the risk of injury, by capture, and poaching and hunting of sharks migrate to countries where these activities still occur such as Indonesia or Taiwan. However there are still two hot spots where whale sharks can be seen naturally: Donsol, in Luzon and Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte . Share this post with your friends who are thinking of visiting Philippines or interact with sharks to protect these incredible animals.