Laura Baisas

Staff writer


  • Former Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Journalism Fellow
  • Has reported on the offshore wind farms coming to the northeastern United States, climate epidemiology, space weather, and more.
  • Laura has completed numerous open-water marathon swims, including from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge (16 miles), from Battery Park, NY to Sandy Hook, NJ (17 miles), and around Manhattan Island (28.5 miles).

Favorite weird science fact

The Hawaiian blue rice coral produces a protein that not only gives it a beautiful deep blue color, but acts as a sunscreen. It’s thought that the natural sunscreen filters out harmful UV radiation that may be detrimental to coral reproduction.

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