More Student Gifts…

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I don’t have a background in science, just an incredible curiosity for biology and how things work and what the insides of things look like. This fascination shows up repeatedly in my work, and when a parent of one of my students brought me an article on radiolarians last week, I of course started doodling with clay to make them right away. Then I did some research and found out that radiolarians are single-celled aquatic animals that have a spherical, amoeba-like body with a spiny skeleton of silica and that the slimy muck that can collect in the deep oceans is mainly made up of the skeletal remains of these creatures. I’m fascinated… and I see a new series on the horizon! Thanks to my students (and their parents!) who keep me inspired all the time!

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  1. Jenni:
    I am the primary author on the paper you referred to: I am happy to know that these organisms and their images are as compelling to you as to me. I have a large archive of images of radiolarians and foraminiferans which I would be glad to share with you.

    Roger C. Wagner, Ph.D
    Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
    University of Delaware
    Newark, Delaware 19716

    1. Hi Roger!
      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I really love the images of these creatures and would love to see more. Please drop me an email to connect jw(at)jenniward(dot)com

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