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StreamCode

StreamCode

Together with Michael Boyle, Karen is coordinating a project funded by SI-NMNH Science, the Global Genome Initiative, and Federal Barcoding funds that will begin to document the genetic, life history, and species diversity of the Florida Current region of the Gulf Stream. Check out a few of our outreach pieces.

Tomopterid polychete

International Polychaete Day

Declared in memory of Kristian Fauchald whose birthday was July 1st, International Polychaete Day is celebrated on this day to increase knowledge of this important group of animals.

Here is a sampling of what went on in 2015 and 2016:

Genome exhibit

Genome exhibit

Karen served as the primary NMNH scientist on the committee that created the Genome exhibit. The exhibit was on display at NMNH for just over a year and is now traveling to different cities.

EOL pages

EOL pages

Osborn lab members have produced numerous species pages for EOL such as those for tomopterids, munnopsids, pteropods, and hyperiids.

Field work

Field work

  • The lab group will spend a week sampling the Gulf Stream in May and again in August 2017.
  • Karen and Leann each spent a week exploring the water column above the Monterey Submarine Canyon with MBARI in November/December 2016.
  • Jessie is participating in an expedition to Station M off Santa Barbara, CA in November 2015.
  • Karen spent 10 days in the Gulf of California in February 2015 collecting hyperiid amphipods and looking for acorn worms.