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Symbiosis: Stories about teamwork

Symbiosis: Stories about teamwork

This week, we present two stories about working together, whether it's to accomplish a scientific mission or save a life.

Part 1: Yael Fitzpatrick and her theater technician friends attempt to save a sea turtle.

Part 2: As the only black woman on a two-month voyage, oceanographer Dawn Wright tries to find her place aboard a scientific drill vessel.

Yael Fitzpatrick is an art director, publications designer, sometimes writer, and science communicator. She spent the first part of her life concentrating on math and the sciences, and then took an unexpected detour into the arts. She has since managed to come somewhat full circle. Currently she is the Manager of Design and Branding for the American Geophysical Union, and previously was Art Director for the Science family of journals. She has almost accepted the fact that she will never be a backup singer or dancer. Follow her at @GazelleInDminor.

Dawn Wright is chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri),