Episode 35 - The Importance of Non-Human Perspectives

Hannah Moon is a PhD Candidate at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in Dr. Megan Porter’s vision lab.  Her work focuses on understanding the physiological and molecular aspects of light perception in birds and has won multiple awards at scientific conferences.  In other words, she’s trying to understand what birds are seeing. As you’ll hear, it goes beyond just the molecular structure of the bird’s eyes.  And yes, it’s but another species that can’t make it to the sea because of our nonchalance towards light pollution.