Corals in the deep-sea
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I’m Lara and I’m a PhD student and works as a marine biologist in Tjärnö. I work with the most fascinating but also most inaccessible animals on our planet: deep-sea corals.
Everyone has heard of tropical corals, but corals and their relatives also thrive in deep and cold water. In my work I try to find out basic information, for example how corals reproduce and live in the deep ocean. Corals produce eggs and sperm, which they release into the water column in a synchronized spawning event that often lasts only a few days a year.
To examine this essential process, I study corals in the laboratory and look at what happens after sperm encounters an egg and further raise the resulting larvae.
Kort om Lara Beckmann
Fritidsintressen: Biking, hiking, bird watching, photography and illustrations.
Därför forskar jag: Our planet is fascinating and there is still so much more to discover. As a researcher, my work days vary a lot, from sampling to coding, and I have the opportunity to use my curiosity and constantly learn new things.
Om besöket är på plats kan jag komma till
Strömstad, Göteborg. I can travel by bus and train to Gothenburg or surroundings, and anywhere close to Strömstad (15 km).
I understand Swedish but would be more comfortable presenting in english 🙂
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