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July 20, 2009

Psychology Professor Kristy Biolsi's Marine Mammal Research Featured on Nova Science Now

When St. Francis College Assistant Professor Kristy Biolsi came to teach at St. Francis College a year ago, she had to leave behind some very close, unusual friends; sea lions, walruses and seals. She is keeping in touch with one particular California sea lion, Rio, as her research with this cow will be featured on an upcoming episode of Nova Science Now, which airs on PBS channels across the country. The first chance to see it here in New York will be Thursday morning at 2:00am on WNET Channel 13 as well as WNETHD, and on WLIWW at 8:00am. Other airings are scheduled for the coming week.

A preview of the episode is available on the PBS website and viewers can even get their questions answered by Biolsi and her colleague at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz's Long Marine Lab, Colleen Reichmuth by submitting their questions online until July 22.

Biolsi has now begun working with a new group of pinnipeds (the species of mammals that encompasses sea lions, walruses and seals) at the Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead, where she is happy to share the experience and workload with her St. Francis College students. (Watch videos of Biolsi)

Nova Science Now Episode Premiere Schedule
WNET 13 Thu, Jul 23 2:00am
WNETHD Thu, Jul 23 2:00am
WLIWW Thu, Jul 23 8:00am

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
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