Friday, October 21, 2016

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Long's students explored negative effects of seawood contamination.

Marine Bio Beats

Biology professor Jeremy Long led students from a local high school in creating a rap-inspired track that explores marine biology concepts.

Jeremy Long, a biology professor at San Diego State University, has utilized music as a teaching mechanism for years.

His unique teaching style fuses marine biology concepts with elements of hip-hop. Each semester, Long teams up with students from Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach to teach important marine biology concepts with a fun twist  — turning learning into a hip-hop video

This year's result is "Seaweed Shop," a play on Macklemore's hit song "Thrift Shop" that explores the negative effects of copper on seaweed.