34: Invasive species, tattoos & piercings, coral

Environmental Essentials: Invasive species

Invasive species are one of the biggest threats to ecosystems. We humans are probably the most damaging invasive species both because of the harm we cause to ecosystems and because of how carelessly we help other invasive species along.

Main Topic: Tattoos & piercings

I got my first tattoo when I was 19. Back then, I was convinced it would be my only one. Spoiler alert: it wasn't. I talk about my tattoos, the stories behind them, and the sustainability of tattooing and piercings.

Biodiversity Basics: Corals (part one)

Last week, we talked about Cnidaria, the phylum sea jellies, coral, and some other awesome creatures belong to. As coral are just too awesome to not do them justice, we are dedicating three entire episodes to them: this first episode will talk about coral life cycles and their pretty cool symbiosis with a tiny algae.

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Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand

Kate Hildenbrand is the writer behind the essays here, author of fiction novels, the creator of the Kate Hildenbrand podcast, and a student of marine ecology. At least, that's her on the surface.